“South Africa Resumes Use of Johnson & Johnson Vaccine”

After struggling to greenlight an early Johnson & Johnson vaccination program for healthcare workers in South Africa, the country briefly banned the vaccine due to cases of rare blood clots. However, South Africa has decided to resume vaccination, as have regulators in European Union. The African nation is yet to report any cases of blood clots.

“18+ year olds can Register for Vaccination From April 28”

The Government recently opened up vaccination to all adults in the wake of the world’s worst COVID surge. Anyone above the age of 18 can register for their shots on the Aarogya Setu app or CoWin platform from April 28th, and get vaccinated from May 1st.

“Canada Bans Flights from India and Pakistan for 30 Days”

Due to a surge in COVID-19 cases among South Asian nations, Canada moved to ban all flights coming from India and Pakistan for a period of 30 days staring today. India reported a global all-time high of 314,000 new infections in the last 24 hours.

“13 COVID patients from ICU Killed in Mahrashtra Hospital Fire”

As Maharashtra combats its second wave of coronavirus infections, a fire broke out in Vijay Vallabh Hospital, Virar causing the deaths of 13 patients. Dilip Shah, CEO of the hospital says that 90 patients were admitted at the time, and all fire safety norms had been followed”