The registration for Covid-19 vaccination for all above 18 years of age began on CoWin portal and Aarogya Setu app from 4 pm but not all could access it. Earlier, the central govt had stated that the vaccination of citizens in the age group of 18 to 45 will only be done in the order of appointments through CoWIN and Aarogya Setu apps.
After Kumbh Mela, Uttarakhand is gearing for Char Dham Yatra amid COVID-19 surge where positive cases in the state went from 2,236 to 45,383 in a month. The state government has agreed to allow the pilgrimage to four shrines – Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath, and Badrinath even after all criticism that ‘super spreader’ Kumbh Mela received.
According to BMC, planned vaccination of citizens aged 18 years and above might also be delayed due to ‘non-availability of vaccine stock.’ Meanwhile, Maharashtra recorded 66,159 new Covid-19 cases and 771 deaths. In the wake of the same, the govt has announced that existing restrictions will continues with an extended lockdown till 7 am on May 15.
Huma Qureshi who is all set to make her Hollywood debut with Zack Snyder’s ‘Army of the Dead’ shared the poster but not without afterthoughts about COVID. The actress shared the poster but didn’t come without afterthoughts about the situation the country has found itself in the midst of a raging Coronavirus pandemic.
In a major hearing, the top court said tells states not to take action against citizens sharing information on social media and appealing for oxygen cylinders, COVID-19 medicines, beds, etc. Warns of contempt action.
Twitter calls out news channel for using oxygen shortage as an insensitive analogy to describe seats in the 2021 Assembly Elections.
BCCI decides to postpone IPL 2021 with immediate effect after four players test positive for Coronavirus. According to the official statement, “The BCCI does not want to compromise on the safety of the players, support staff and the other participants involved in organising the IPL. This decision was taken keeping the safety, health and wellbeing of all the stakeholders in mind."
Devotees in Ahmedabad flouted social-distancing norms to take part in kalash yatra and pour water on community deity in belief that it would eradicate COVID. Reportedly, sarpanch Bharatbhai Dabhi along with 22 persons have been booked under IPC sections 188 for disobedience to order given by public servant, 269 for negligent act likely to spread infection of a disease and sections of the Epidemic Diseases (Amendment) Act, 2020.
After the first drive-in centre in Dadar, BMC Commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal has issued the order for seven more such centres that will cater to senior citizens and specially-abled people. Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray, took to Twitter and wrote, "With regard to the crowding at some of the Vaccination centres and the opening up of more "drive in" vaccination centres across the city, BMC Commissioner Chahal ji and I had a discussion this morning and new guidelines would be released soon.”
It's barely been a week since Kangana Ranaut was suspended permanently from Twitter and now, Instagram has already deleted her latest post where she announced that she has tested positive for COVID-19. Why? Well, she's still trivializing the pandemic.