WATCH | Thin crowd at Byculla vegetable market in Mumbai this morning as police security tightens amid surge in COVID19 cases.
#WATCH | Mumbai: Thin crowd at Byculla vegetable market this morning as police security tightens amid surge in #COVID19 cases pic.twitter.com/78OXnSIFP9— ANI (@ANI)
April 8, 2021
PM Modi Gets 2nd Dose | Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets his second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS today. He had received the first dose of Bharat Biotech’s COVAXIN on March 1.
Got my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS today.
Vaccination is among the few ways we have, to defeat the virus.
If you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot soon. Register on https://t.co/hXdLpmaYSP. pic.twitter.com/XZzv6ULdan— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi)
April 8, 2021
Army to Provide 20 Beds for Civilians in Pune | The Army authorities have agreed to allocate 20 beds at its health facility after the Pune district administration wrote to them seeking beds for civilian COVID-19 patients in view of a surge in cases. The Pune district administration sent an SOS to the Army authorities after the surge in cases led to an increase in the number of COVID-19 patients requiring hospitalisation. District collector Rajesh Deshmukh wrote a letter to Major General Indrajeet Singh, the General-Officer-Commanding, Dakshin Maharashtra and Goa Subarea, and requested him to provide beds at the Army Institute of Cardio-Thoracic Sciences (AICTS) for treatment of civilian COVID-19 patients. Senior district officials said the Army has agreed to allocate 20 beds, including 10 equipped with ventilators, for COVID-19 patients from today.
Uttar Pradesh reported 40 coronavirus fatalities, highest in recent weeks, and 6,023 new cases yesterday, pushing the toll to 8,964 and the tally to 6,45,930.
Night Curfew in Kanpur from 10pm | Amid rise in the number of coronavirus cases, the Kanpur district administration has imposed night curfew in the area starting from today, April 8 from 10pm till 6 am. The order will remain in place till April 30, Kanpur District Magistrate Alok Tiwari said in a statement.
Restrictions in Lucknow, Varanasi for 1 Week | Certain restrictions in place for next one week in Varanasi and Lucknow. In a bid to effectively control the pandemic infection in the district, the Lucknow district administration said that all educational institutions, barring medical, nursing and para-medical institutes, would remain closed till April 15. District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash said examinations would be allowed in recognised educational institutes with strict adherence to protocols. Night curfew will be imposed in areas under the Lucknow Municipal Corporation from Thursday till April 16 from 9 pm to 6 am, the official said, as the coronavirus cases continue to surge.