Over 1.31 Lakh New COVID Cases in India, Biggest 1-Day Rise So Far
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India on Friday, 9 April, reported 1,31,968 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 1,30,60,542. The death toll increased by 780 to 1,67,642.
This is the biggest one-day rise in cases in the country ever since the pandemic began.
Meanwhile, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday wrote to PM Narendra Modi, calling for an immediate moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine exports, and opening up of vaccination to everyone who needs it.
- National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday tweeted saying that he has tested positive for coronavirus
- Chairing the 24th meeting of the high-level Group of Ministers on COVID-19 on Friday, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan listed some key figures around the coronavirus situation in the country
- PM Modi held a virtual conference with the CMs on Thursday and stressed on increased testing and the need to focus on micro-containment zones
Raipur District on Lockdown
Raipur district has been put under lockdown from 6 pm today till 6 am on 19 April, in view of rising COVID19 cases, reports ANI.
3 Women Given Rabies Vaccine Instead of COVID Jab in UP: Report
In a bizarre incident, three elderly women were recently administered rabies vaccine when they went to get COVID-19 jab in Kandhla area of Shamli in western Uttar Pradesh, reported The Hindu.
According to local sources, the incident came to light when one of the women felt side-effects such as dizziness and nausea after being inoculated. When she approached a private doctor, she showed him the slip handed over to her at the community health centre. It mentioned she was given rabies vaccine.
Omar Abdullah Tests COVID +Ve, Is Self-Isolating
National Conference leader Omar Abdullah on Friday tweeted saying that he has tested positive for coronavirus. “I’m completely asymptotic. Based on medical advice I’m self-isolating at home & monitoring my parameters like oxygen saturation levels etc [sic],” he said.
'Stop Vaccine Exports, Open Drive to Everyone Who Needs it': Rahul Gandhi to PM
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Thursday wrote to PM Narendra Modi, calling for an immediate moratorium on COVID-19 vaccine exports, and opening up of vaccination to everyone who needs it.
"... Our scientific community and vaccine suppliers worked overtime to develop a solution but their efforts are undermined by the Centre’s poor implementation and 'oversight'," Gandhi wrote.
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