UP extends ‘partial corona curfew’ till May 6

The Uttar Pradesh government has agreed to prolong the partial “corona curfew” imposed in the state until 7 a.m. on May 6 due to a steady increase in coronavirus cases amid the weekend curfew in effect.

On Sunday, the number of successful Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh increased to 2,95,752 from 3,01,833 on Saturday, with a total of 10,04,447 recoveries. On Sunday, the death toll had risen to 13,162.

In Delhi, Covid-19 vaccination starts for people above 18

The third and largest step of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign, which aims to inoculate people between the ages of 18 and 45, started here on Monday morning. In Delhi, about 90 lakh citizens are registered for these vaccinations. A total of five vaccination booths have been set up at each of the 77 schools for the exercise, according to an official. To meet the huge number of beneficiaries, the government established vaccination centres at colleges, he said.

Vaccines were formerly issued to those over 45 at about 500 locations in the national capital. Pre-registration is required for vaccination in the 18-45 age range, according to the official, and there will be no walk-ins in this demographic for the time being.

From Saturday, three major private hospital chains — Apollo, Fortis, and Max — have begun vaccinating people aged 18 to 45 at a small number of locations. The Delhi government has placed orders for 1.34 crore vaccine doses, which will arrive in three months.

Indian Air Force airlifts 4 empty oxygen containers from Germany

According to an official release, the Indian Air Force (IAF) airlifted four empty oxygen containers from Frankfurt, Germany, to the Hindon airbase in Delhi on Sunday.

According to the statement, it used its C-17 aircraft to transport 450 oxygen cylinders from Brize Norton in the United Kingdom to the Chennai airbase in Tamil Nadu. “Four cryogenic oxygen containers are being airlifted from Frankfurt, Germany to Hindon airbase, and 450 oxygen cylinders are being airlifted from Brize Norton, UK to Chennai airbase,” the statement added.