Over a phone conversation that took place yesterday evening, US President Joe Biden assured PM Narendra Modi of assistance in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. The US has agreed to provide raw materials for the Covishield vaccine, along with other essential supplies and equipment.
India on Monday reported a grim 352,991 new cases, growing its global share of active COVID-19 cases to 14.9%. Indian states worst affected by this wave, having the biggest daily net increase in active cases, are Karnataka (27679), Kerala (20317), Uttar Pradesh (9472), Rajasthan (9086), and Andhra Pradesh (8261).
Indian citizens have worried about how vaccinations will be made available to all above the age of 18. However, there is good news: at least 17 vaccines are in their final stage of trials, including 2 from India.
Despite conducting over 41,000 tests, Mumbai reported a mere 3,792 cases on Monday. Dr. Shashank Joshi, a member of the Maharashtra Government’s COVID-19 task force, said the turnaround was made possible by using what they called the ‘ATM strategy’, which stands for ‘Assess, Triage and Transfer, and Management’.
Amid rising coronavirus cases and fast-depleting resources to combat the virus, CM BS Yediyurappa announces a 14-day lockdown starting from the 27th of April, 2021 at 6 pm. Essentials will be allowed from 6 am to 10 am only, and home delivery of liquor will be allowed.