UP, Delhi, J&K extend lockdown

Delhi’s chief minister, Arvind Kejriwal, has called on the government to help keep a close eye on India’s private vaccine manufacturers and ensure states and universities have adequate vaccines on hand. In a letter to the CM has stated that the importance of managing and monitoring vaccine manufacturing by the state governments, so that all states are fully supplied.

Prime Minister Modi today kept in touch with his counterparts in Punjab, Bihar, Karnataka, and Uttar Pradesh to follow the ongoing epidemic situation in their states. Chief Minister Kejriwal has extended the state of Delhi’s closure for another week. The lockdown will be in place from 5:00 on the morning of May 17th to 5 AM.” From 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 a.m., Metro rides will be free. The University of Oklahoma has also lengthened its curfew until May 17th.

Following vaccine shortage, the State has recommended that people between the ages of 18 and 44 receive it by May 10. There will be no practise shot among those who have booked appointments on the CoWin schedule. India had surpassed over 4.03 thousand new Covid-19 cases in the preceding 24-hour period, accounting for the 2.18 million cases, as of Sunday at 8 AM. More than 37.36 million are still in need of treatment, while 1.79 million people have already recovered. With a staggering total of 5,324 new deaths, the toll has now risen to over 2.4 million. We estimate that there were over 56,000 cases in Maharashtra, while Karnataka reported only around 47,000. Each state (Kerala, Tamil Nadu, and Uttar Pradesh) provided about a tenth of the overall funds. It is a government record for the first time ever published showing nearly 50,000 people requiring ICU care, with over 14,000 in respiratory support.