Coronavirus in India Latest News and Updates April 25, 2021: The government has issued a detailed set of guidelines to states and UTs to implement vaccination for all citizens above the age of 18 who are set to receive their jabs from May 1. The government asked states to register to additional private Covid Vaccination Centres (CVCs) in “mission mode” by engaging with more private and industrial hospitals, coordinating the requests and processing of registrations through COWIN. Meanwhile, at least three hospitals in Delhi – Jaipur Golden Hospital, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and a private hospital – sent out an SOS before midnight saying they are running out of medical oxygen. Sir Ganga Ram hospital said they had only about 45 minutes of oxygen left with over a hundred lives at stake. A tanker was arranged subsequently by AAP leader Raghav Chadha which would last for about two hours. This comes a day after 25 patients died after the hospital and the government failed to arrange for oxygen. Stay tuned to this live blog for all the latest updates.Also Read - Delhi Extends Lockdown by Another Week, Restrictions to Remain in Force Till May 3

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    Gautam Buddh Nagar Records 1,310 COVID Cases, Highest Single-Day Spike So Far: Uttar Pradesh’s Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded 1,310 new cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike so far, while 11 more people succumbed to the deadly virus in the district where the active caseload surged past the 6,000-mark, official data showed.

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    Delhi’s Ganga Ram Hospital achieves normal oxygen pressure after 3 days: With nine metric tonnes of oxygen supplied to it on Sunday, officials at Sir Ganga Ram Hospital said it is the first time in three days that all patients are getting the life-saving gas at “normal pressure”.

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    Delhi Records 22,933 New COVID-19 Cases, 350 Deaths: Delhi records 22,933 fresh COVID-19 cases (positivity rate – 30.21%), 21,071 discharges, and 350 deaths in the last 24 hours
    Active cases: 94,592
    Total discharges: 9,18,875
    Death toll: 14,248
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    UK stands with India in fight against COVID, says Boris Johnson: ‘We stand side by side with India as a friend and partner in fight against COVID-19. We will continue to work closely with the Indian government during this difficult time,” says UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

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    UK Sending Oxygen Concentrators, Ventilators & Other Medical Devices To India: United Kingdom said it was sending more than 600 medical devices including oxygen concentrators and ventilators to India to help the country with a surge in COVID-19 cases. The first shipment due to arrive in New Delhi on Tuesday: Reuters quoting British foreign ministry.

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    Night Curfew Timings Increased in Jammu and Kashmir: In view of the prevailing COVID-19 situation, Jammu & Kashmir Govt orders that night curfew timings within the municipal limits/urban local body limits of all districts shall be from 8 pm to 6 am instead of 10 pm to 6 am: Jammu & Kashmir Govt.

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    Oxygen shortage: Entire stock of liquid oxygen should be used for medical purposes, no exception to any industry, says govt amid surge in COVID-19 cases.