Tag: lockdown 2021

Manipur imposes total curfew in 7 districts from May 8, state reports 600 fresh COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs

Imphal: Manipur government on Friday (May 6) decided to impose 24-hour curfew in seven districts for nine days starting Saturday to check spread of the virus. The curfew will be in force in those districts from May 8 till May 17. For rest of the state, night curfew from 7 pm to 5 am shall […]

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Delhi oxygen situation improving, says Arvind Kejriwal at high-level COVID-19 review meet

New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday (may 6) directed the officials to ensure that following the improvement in the situation of oxygen in Delhi, there should be no death because of the shortage of oxygen in the national capital. During a high-level meeting on the current situation of COVID-19 in Delhi, Chief Minister […]

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Goa announces 15-day curfew amid COVID-19 surge, bans weddings, all events

New Delhi: The Goa government on Friday (May 7) announced a 15-day curfew in the state from May 9 to contain the spread of coronavirus infection. In another decision, carrying negative COVID-19 test report or a vaccination certificate has been made mandatory for visitors arriving from other states. During the curfew period, grocery shops can […]

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Telangana CM K Chandrashekhar Rao rules out lockdown, says it cripples public life and economy

Hyderabad: At a time when most of the states are imposing lockdown during to rising numbers in covid-19 cases, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) has emphatically said that lockdown would not be imposed in the state. He added that imposition of lockdown would bring hardships to many and lead to total collapse of […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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COVID-19: France to send 28 tonnes of medical supplies to India today

New Delhi: France on Sunday (May 1) will send to India 28 tonnes of medical supplies, including eight large oxygen generation plants, as part of its “solidarity mission” to help the country in its fight against a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic. French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain said the plants will be […]

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Australia bans travel from India, says offenders face 5 years in jail, pay USD 50k fine

New Delhi: Australian citizens who are stuck in India and wish to return back home are at risk of facing fines of up to 66,000 Australian dollars (approximately USD 50,964) as Federal Health Minister Greg Hunt says a travel ban will be put in place starting Monday. “The risk assessment that informed the decision was […]

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