Coronavirus in India April 24, 2021 Updates: The Biden administration’s first obligation is to take care of the requirements of the American people, said senior State Department official, defending the US’ restrictions on the export of key raw materials for the manufacture of COVID-19 vaccine that threatens to slow India’s vaccination drive. Meanwhile, as coronavirus cases are growing exponentially in India, several states have tightened restrictions to curb the further spread of the virus. While the Odisha government has decided to seal the border with West Bengal, where a triple mutant variant of COVID-19 has reportedly surfaced, Telangana Health Department has requested people who are returning from Kumbh Mela to isolate themselves for 14 days and if they have any symptoms then they must get tested immediately.Also Read - India's Covid-19 Graph May Peak at 33-35 Lakh Active Cases by May 15: IIT Scientists

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  • 8:56 PM IST

    Jaipur Golden Hospital still critically short on oxygen: Delhi’s Jaipur Golden Hospital sends out oxygen SOS, says 200 lives at stake.

  • 8:55 PM IST

    Delhi Cantt Hospital Converted Into Dedicated COVID Facility: The Base Hospital Delhi Cantt has been converted into a dedicated COVID hospital for serving and Retired personnel by enhancing its COVID beds capacity to more than 200%, and doubling the number of beds with oxygen support in record time, says Indian Army.

  • 8:35 PM IST

    Maharashtra tally: 67,160 new COVID-19 cases, 63,818 discharges and 676 deaths were reported in Maharashtra in the last 24 hours.

  • 7:32 PM IST

    JP Nadda To Hold All Poll Rallies Virtually: BJP national president JP Nadda to hold all rallies virtually, keeping in view with COVID-19 protocol. He is also holding COVID-related meetings virtually with national and state office bearers.

  • 6:55 PM IST

    Kejriwal Appeals To All CMs To Give Spare Oxygen to Delhi: I am writing to all CMs requesting them to provide oxygen to Delhi, if they have spare. Though the central government is also helping us, the severity of corona is such that all available resources are proving inadequate: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

  • 6:53 PM IST

    All Govt Offices In Uttarakhand To Remain Closed Till April 28: All govt offices to remain closed from 23rd to 28th April as a measure to control spread of COVID-19 in offices. All officers to be present in the headquarters & keep their mobile phones switched on at all times so that they can be called to the office if needed: Uttarakhand Govt.

  • 6:29 PM IST

    Tamil Nadu Government Announces Fresh Lockdown Guidelines: Tamil Nadu government announces new lockdown guidelines. From April 26th beauty parlours, salons, spas, barber shops to be closed, only parcel/takeaway to be allowed in hotels, restaurants, and tea shops. All places of worship to be closed for the public from April 26th.

  • 6:15 PM IST

    Oxygen shortage: Delhi has been allotted more than the (oxygen) quota they had asked for, and Delhi CM even thanked PM for that yesterday… Now to rationalise the quota in a timely manner & the responsibility to finely plan it lies with state government: Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan.

  • 5:53 PM IST

    Punjab iron and steel industries shut down to divert oxygen for medical use: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh orders shutdown of operations in the state’s iron and steel industries to divert Oxygen for medical use, along with immediate establishment of Oxygen Control Rooms at the state and district levels amid escalating Oxygen crisis in the state: Punjab CMO.

  • 5:45 PM IST

    Uttarakhand Govt Nursing College Declared Containment Zone: 93 students of Govt Nursing college, Sursingh Dhar test positive for COVID-19. The hostel of the college has been declared a containment zone.