India News Live Updates April 24, 2021: Daily COVID-19 Cases Near 3.50 Lakhs

11:21 pm (IST)

COVAXIN Vaccine Price Announced by Bharat Biotech After Government Directive

COVAXIN Price at Government Hospitals fixed at INR 600 Per Dose and INR 1200 Per Dose at Private Hospitals

11:00 pm (IST)

India Fastest Country to Administer 140 Million COVID-19 Vaccine Doses

Union Health Ministry confirmed that India became the fastest country to administer 14 crore doses of COVID-19 Vaccine in just 99 days.

10:47 pm (IST)

Indian Railways Carries and Delivers 150 MT of Oxygen in 24 Hours

Ministry of Railways confirmed that the Oxygen Expresses delivered nearly 150 tonnes of Oxygen in the last 24 hrs. Further, more trains will be assigned for the same in the coming days.

10:15 pm (IST)

Four Cryogenic Oxygen Containers Arrive From Singapore

Ministry of Home Affairs confirmed that four cryogenic oxygen containers arrived in India at Panagarh airbase in West Bengal from Singapore. The high-capacity oxygen tankers were airlifted in an IAF C17 aircraft from Changi Airport in Singapore earlier today.

10:01 pm (IST)

Base Hospital at Delhi Cantt Converted into COVID-19 Dedicated Hospital

The Indian Army confirmed that the base hospital has been converted into a dedicated COVID-19 hospital. It has also enhanced its bed capacity by more than 200%. Further, the number of beds with oxygen support has been doubled in record time.

09:30 pm (IST)

Basic Custom and Health Cess Waived Off on Oxygen Cylinders and Oxygen Related Equipments

PM Modi chaired a high-level meeting and announced exemption of basic customs duty and health cess on oxygen cylinder and equipment. Read More

09:12 pm (IST)

Political Rallies Go Virtual After Public Backlash

09:01 pm (IST)

CM Kejriwal Requests all CMs to Provide Oxygen to Delhi

08:49 pm (IST)

Five Patients Die Due to Oxygen Shortage at Neelkanth Hospital, Amritsar

MD of Neelkanth hospital stated that five COVID-19 patients died at the hospital. Further, he confirmed that the hospital is facing an oxygen shortage for the last 48 hours. The administration is saying that oxygen will not be given to private hospitals before government hospitals.

08:13 pm (IST)

384 People Rescued, 8 Still Missing and 10 Bodies Recovered after the Uttarakhand Avalanche

The Indian Army confirmed 384 people have been rescued. Further 10 bodies have been recovered and 8 people are still missing.

07:42 pm (IST)

Punjab CM Orders Shutdown of Iron and Steel Industries in the State

Capt Amarinder Singh ordered a complete shutdown of operations of iron and steel industries in the state. This move will divert Oxygen for medical use and help tackle the oxygen shortage in the state.

07:11 pm (IST)

Batra Hospital Still Struggling With Oxygen Shortage After Moving High Court Yesterday

Dr Gupta at the Batra Hospital said that the Delhi Government did provide the hospital with an oxygen tanker of 500 litres but they only have one and a half hours of oxygen left for their 260 patients. The daily requirement at the hospital is of 8000 litres of Oxygen.

06:11 pm (IST)

Serum Institute Confirms INR 600 Per Dose Price Fixed for COVISHIELD Vaccine Amid Confusion

05:07 pm (IST)

India Set to Import 10,000 Oxygen Concentrators

Owing to the ongoing oxygen crisis in India, the government set to import over 10000 oxygen concentrators.

04:45 pm(IST)

Saroj Hospital, AIIMS, and Many Other Hospitals in Delhi Closed New Admissions Due to Oxygen Shortage

Many hospitals in Delhi closed new admissions of patients due to oxygen shortage. Although, the move was temporary after hospitals received oxygen supply.

03:30 pm (IST)

What are the Symptoms of New COVID-19 Variant and When One Should Get Tested

03:01 pm (IST)

Australia PM Scott Morrison Conveys Message to PM Modi

Australia stands with our friends in India as it manages a difficult second COVID-19 wave. We know how strong and resilient the Indian nation is. PM Narendra Modi and I will keep working in partnership on this global challenge.

02:55 pm (IST)

Pakistan PM Expresses Solidarity With India

Pakistan PM Imran Khan expressed solidarity with the people of India as the battle with COVID-19 second wave continues. He further stated that “our prayers for a speedy recovery go to all those suffering from the pandemic in our neighbourhood and world. We must fight this global challenge confronting humanity together.”

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