After France, Spain detects 11 cases of COVID-19 variant first identified in India

Madrid: Spain’s health minister has confirmed that the European country has detected 11 cases of the new strain of the coronavirus first identified in India. Minister Carolina Darias said the cases were two separate outbreaks discovered by health officials in recent days. Earlier, France had confirmed three cases of Indian COVID-19 variants in the country. … Read more After France, Spain detects 11 cases of COVID-19 variant first identified in India

US reissues travel advisory, urges Americans to avoid travelling to India amid COVID-19 surge

Washington: The United States has reissued its travel advisory on India, urging the American citizens not to travel to the country due to an unprecedented surge in the COVID-19 cases. India is struggling with a second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic with more than 3,00,000 daily new coronavirus cases being reported in the past few … Read more US reissues travel advisory, urges Americans to avoid travelling to India amid COVID-19 surge

Curfew in Uttar Pradesh extended till May 10 amid COVID-19 spurt

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday (May 5) extended the lockdown-like restrictions till May 10 in view of the massive upswing in COVID-19 cases. The ‘corona curfew’ will now be enforced till 7 am on May 10.  “The corona curfew from Friday 8 pm to Tuesday 7 am, which was extended on May … Read more Curfew in Uttar Pradesh extended till May 10 amid COVID-19 spurt

Death of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage a ‘criminal act, not less than genocide’: Allahabad HC

Allahabad: Coming down heavily on the Uttar Pradesh government, the Allahabad High Court has said that the death of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage is a “criminal act and not less than a “genocide.” The high court said this on Tuesday amid reports of shortage of medical oxygen due to a rise in COVID-19 … Read more Death of COVID-19 patients due to oxygen shortage a ‘criminal act, not less than genocide’: Allahabad HC

Uttar Pradesh curfew to contain COVID-19 extended: Here’s how to apply for e-pass

New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government will issue an e-pass for those travelling during the ‘corona curfew’. On Monday (May 3), UP had increased the period of curfew till 7 am on May 6 (Thursday) in view of the alarming upswing in COVID-19 cases. The curfew was earlier scheduled to be in force till May … Read more Uttar Pradesh curfew to contain COVID-19 extended: Here’s how to apply for e-pass

Complete lockdown in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur for 10 days amid COVID spike

New Delhi: Amid a spike in coronavirus cases, authorities on Tuesday (May 4) imposed a 10-day long lockdown in the Kolhapur district of Maharashtra. The latest restrictions will stay enforced until May 10. Strict curbs will be imposed in Kolhapur along with Sangli and Satara districts of western Maharashtra amid the rise in COVID-19 cases, … Read more Complete lockdown in Maharashtra’s Kolhapur for 10 days amid COVID spike

Indian Air Force flies 450 Oxygen cylinders from UK, 450 more to arrive

Chennai: An Indian Air Force (IAF) C17 Globemaster transport aircraft carrying 35 toones of aid including 450 oxygen cylinders, each with a capacity of 46.6 liters, landed at the city airport in the wee hours of Tuesday.  The cylinders were donated by the British Oxygen Company (BOC) and were consigned to the Indian Red Cross … Read more Indian Air Force flies 450 Oxygen cylinders from UK, 450 more to arrive

Week-long lockdown in Haryana from Monday to curb COVID-19 spread

New Delhi: The Haryana government on Sunday (May 2) declared a week-long lockdown in the state commencing from May 3.  The complete lockdown will come into effect from Monday and last for 7 days, state Home and Health Minister Anil Vij tweeted.  On Saturday, the state registered 13,588 fresh infections, along with 125 deaths. The … Read more Week-long lockdown in Haryana from Monday to curb COVID-19 spread

EC officials should be booked for murder: Poll Panel moves Supreme Court against Madras High Court observation

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Saturday (May 1) moved Supreme Court against Madras High Court observations that the poll panel was singularly responsible for surge in coronavirus COVID-19 cases across the country. The poll panel has challeneged the Madras High Court observation where it blasted it for its failure to maintain COVID-19 protocols.  The … Read more EC officials should be booked for murder: Poll Panel moves Supreme Court against Madras High Court observation