Coronavirus in India Updates April 30, 2021: Looking at the rising cases of coronavirus, the Home Ministry has directed the states and Union territories to go for intensive and local containment measures in districts with a high number of COVID-19 cases to check the spread of the viral disease. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), however, did not mention anything about the imposition of a lockdown anywhere in the country in the fresh guidelines issued in view of the pandemic for May. A number of hospital across the national capital and other states have been witnessing shortage of oxygen and ICU beds. In the meantime, Mangaluru rural police has registered a case against Expert PU College under Karnataka Epidemic Diseases Act for holding academic activities in the college campus amid COVID-19 lockdown. Stay tuned to this live blog for all the latest updates.Also Read - Tomato Flu: 26 Cases Detected In Odisha | All You Need To Know About This Disease

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    Weekend ‘corona curfew’ to be imposed on Saturday and Sunday in Chandigarh on similar lines as Mohali and Panchkula: UT Advisor, Manoj Parida

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    Tamil Nadu Government orders all private clinical establishments to allocate 50% of their total beds (all categories including ICU, Oxygen beds) capacity to treat COVID-19 patients.

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    Vaccination drive for those between 18 to 44 years of age will begin as and when the State receives the vaccine doses. Vaccination of those above 45 years will continue: West Bengal Government

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    Chinese President Xi Jinping sends a message of sympathy to Indian PM Narendra Modi today. He says, “China stands ready to strengthen cooperation with Indian side in fighting the pandemic & provide support & help in this regard”: Chinese Ambassador to India, Sun Weidong

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    Punjab CM Captain Amarinder Singh says that due to non-availability of vaccine, phase three of vaccination of 18-45 age group cannot be started as scheduled: Punjab Chief Minister’s Office
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    Health Ministry is closely coordinating with States regarding the availability and supply of medical oxygen- 8,593 MT has been allocated to 23 States: Ministry of Health

  • 4:25 PM IST

    The Council of Ministers met today to discuss the situation arising out of the second wave of COVID in the country. PM Narendra Modi said that all arms of the Government are working unitedly & rapidly to deal with the situation: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting

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    PM Modi also urged the Ministers to stay in touch with people of their respective regions, help them and keep getting their feedback. He stressed the need to ensure that issues at the local level are promptly identified and addressed: Ministry of Information & Broadcasting