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At Plaza in Sector 17 of Chandigarh, Tuesday. (Photograph: Kamleshwar Singh)

India’s revised Covid-19 vaccination coverage: All you want to know

On Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi introduced that India will shift to centralised procurement of Covid-19 vaccines, after a number of states had confronted difficulties in procuring and managing the funding of vaccines.

This marks a change from the earlier coverage from Might 1, when the Centre had requested states to obtain 25% of the doses from the open market to vaccinate the 18-44 12 months age group. Earlier than that (January 16 to April 30), the Centre had procured and allotted vaccine doses to the states totally free vaccination of three precedence teams — healthcare staff, frontline staff, and individuals above the age of 45.

Agra hospital shut down after proprietor’s video: ‘mock drill… lower oxygen provide’

The district administration on Tuesday ordered the sealing of Shri Paras Hospital, a distinguished non-public hospital in Agra, following a purported video clip of its proprietor the place he talks about how the hospital lower off oxygen provide to Covid-19 sufferers for 5 minutes as a part of a “mock drill” to seek out out “who will die”. He says that 22 sufferers had been “filtered out” throughout this “experiment” as they “turned blue”.

Chatting with The Indian Categorical, Agra District Justice of the Peace Prabhu Narain Singh confirmed that the individual within the video clip was the hospital proprietor, Dr Arinjay Jain. The incident is reported to have occurred on the morning of April 26, and the video was made on April 28.

Whereas Jain talks about 22 sufferers who “turned blue”, Singh mentioned 4 Covid-19 sufferers died on April 26 and three on April 27.

First time since March, single digit deaths reported in Mumbai

Mumbai on Tuesday reported seven deaths as a result of Covid-19, the bottom within the final two-and-a-half months because the metropolis recorded seven deaths on March 20 on the onset of the second wave of the pandemic. With this, Mumbai breached the 15,000 mark in Covid-19 toll.

Tuesday’s toll is the primary time when Mumbai reported deaths in single digit through the second wave. The town’s general toll now stands at 15,006.

On Tuesday, 682 contemporary Covid-19 circumstances had been recorded in Mumbai – every day case load is down from 900-1,000 circumstances a fortnight in the past. Whereas complete variety of energetic circumstances are over 15,000, the positivity charge has remained regular beneath 3 per cent since the previous couple of days.