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Amid an unprecedented rise in COVID-19 cases, the Centre has announced that those above 18 years of age are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine from 1 May

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced a lockdown in the national capital beginning Monday, 19 April night till 5 AM on 26 April.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a meeting on the COVID-19 situation at 11:30 am today. He will also hold a discussion with top doctors and pharma companies later in the day.

India on Monday reported 2,73,810 new COVID-19 cases, 1,619 fatalities and 1,44,178 discharges in 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry. The total case tally has now reached 1,50,61,919 with 19,29,329 active cases and 1,78,769 deaths.

While the Centre and the states are tackling the rising pressure of the ferocious second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, Hong Kong has announced that it will ban flights from India, Pakistan, and the Philippines for 14 days starting 20 April, the country said in a statement on Sunday.

Snapshot
  1. TMC supremo Mamata Banerjee will not be campaigning in Kolkata for the West Bengal Assembly elections amid a surge in cases
  2. Congress leader Rahul Gandhi too has suspended all his rallies across the states
  3. The Centre has been taking a slew of measures to ramp up the production and supply of oxygen to the states
  4. Scores of politicians, Union ministers and state ministers have tested positive for COVID-19
9:36 PM , 19 Apr

38 Children Test COVID-19 Positive at Remand Home in Chapra, Bihar

38 children have tested positive for COVID-19 at the remand home in Chapra in Bihar, and have been admitted to the district hospital, says Civil Surgeon.

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9:08 PM , 19 Apr

HP Govt Orders Closure of All Educational Institutes Till 1 May

Himachal Pradesh government on Monday, 19 April, ordered closure of all educational institutes till 1 May after a review meeting chaired by CM Jai Ram Thakur over COVID-19 situation The state recorded 1,695 cases on Monda.

8:40 PM , 19 Apr

Won't Hold Public Meeting in Poll Bound West Bengal With More Than 500 People: BJP

The Bharataiya Janata Party has announced that they have decided to hold public meetings in poll-bound West Bengal with not more than 500 people.

“It has been decided that only small public meetings with not more than 500 people will be held by PM Modi and other central ministers in West Bengal. All these public meetings will be held in open spaces following COVID19 guidelines,” said the party, as per ANI.

Earlier in the morning, All India Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Derek O’Brien in a tweet. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee will not campaign in Kolkata for theongoing Assembly Elections anymore, amid a surge in COVID-19 cases.

8:27 PM , 19 Apr

Delhi Govt School to Begin Summer Vacation From Tomorrow

The Delhi government, on Monday, 19 April, issued a circular advancing the summer vacation in all city schools.

The vacation, earlier scheduled from May 11 to June 3, will now begin from tomorrow, 20 April and schools will remain shut till June 9, the order said.


Published: 19 Apr 2021, 9:54 AM IST
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