COVID Surge: Union Health Minister to Chair GoM Meeting Tomorrow

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COVID Surge: Union Health Minister to Chair GoM Meeting Tomorrow

Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan will chair the 24th meeting of the High-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 and the status of preparedness on Friday, 9 April.

India on Thursday reported 1,26,789 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 1,29,28,574. The death toll increased by 685 to 1,66,862. This is the biggest one-day rise in cases in the country ever since the pandemic began.

Amid the worrying surge in COVID cases, a night curfew has been imposed in Gautam Buddh Nagar district, including Noida, from 10 pm to 5 am till 17 April. All movement of essential goods and services shall be exempted, the district administration said.

  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday received his second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at Delhi’s AIIMS
  • MP CM Shivraj Chouhan  has announced that there will be a lockdown in urban areas in the state from 6 pm on Friday till 6 am on Monday
  • The Maharashtra government has flagged the issue of vaccine shortage, drawing a sharp rebuke from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan
  • Maharashtra reported the biggest one-day spike of 59,907 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday
  • A night curfew has been announced in several cities of Uttar Pradesh, including Lucknow, Kanpur and Varanasi

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Published: 08 Apr 2021, 8:58 AM IST
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