Phase 3 Vaccine Registration Opens; Over 39k New Cases in K’taka

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Registrations for the third phase of the COVID-19 vaccination drive for citizens above 18 years of age began at 4 pm on Wednesday, 28 April, on the CoWIN, Aarogya Setu and UMANG portals.

Meanwhile, India reported 3,60,960 new COVID-19 cases, 3,293 deaths and 2,61,162 discharges on Wednesday, as per Union Health Ministry. The death toll in the country now stands at 2,01,187.

  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot said on Wednesday that he has isolated himself after his wife tested positive for coronavirus
  • Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday said the lockdown in the state will be extended by another 15 days, after the current set of restrictions end on 30 April
  • Karnataka on Wednesday reported 39,047 new coronavirus cases, taking the active tally in the state to 3,28,884
  • The third phase of COVID-19 vaccination for those above 18 years of age is scheduled to begin on 1 May
  • Several states are still facing a shortage of vaccine doses ahead of phase 3 of vaccination

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11:29 PM , 28 Apr

Allahabad HC Judge Dies of COVID-19

Justice Virendra Kumar Srivastava, 59, of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, died of COVID-19 on Wednesday, PTI reported.

10:11 PM , 28 Apr

Lockdown in 11 J&K Districts Amid COVID Surge

The Jammu and Kashmir administration on Wednesday imposed a lockdown from 7 pm on Thursday to 7 am on Monday in 11 districts to tackle the surge in COVID-19 cases, a senior official was quoted as saying by PTI.

10:11 PM , 28 Apr

63,309 New COVID Cases in Maharashtra

Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 63,309 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 44,73,394. As many as 985 new fatalities were also reported.

10:11 PM , 28 Apr

Vaccination Sessions to Remain Suspended in MP on 29, 30 April

All vaccination sessions will remain suspended in Madhya Pradesh on 29 and 30 April so that planning, training and dry run can be conducted for the inoculation drive for people between 18 and 44, the state vaccination in-charge was quoted as saying by ANI on Wednesday.

Published: 28 Apr 2021, 10:23 AM IST