Covid-19 cases surge in India

Health ministry

India exceeds 300k Covid-19 cases in one day. Lockdown imposed in capital New Delhi.

Where: New Delhi, India

The Facts

▪ India reported 314,835 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, according to WHO data.

▪ India’s capital New Delhi has announced a week-long lockdown; Maharashtra and other affected states have placed severe restrictions.

▪ Hospital bed and oxygen shortages are being reported all over the country.

▪ Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with oxygen manufacturers to alleviate the demand for oxygen; the Indian Air Force is being pressed into service to transport oxygen containers.

▪ Everyone above the age of 18 years is eligible to be vaccinated as of May 1.

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