India News Live Updates April 26, 2021: 14 Days Lockdown Confirmed in Karnataka

05:30 pm (IST)

26 April 2021

Gurgaon Imposes Section 144 After Seeing 3K cases everyday now

Gurgaon’s total number of COVID-19 infections crosses 1 lakh mark after registering over 3000 everyday for four days. Keeping in mind the excess surge, Deputy Commissioner Yash Garg imposed Section 144 today.

04:47 pm (IST)

26 April 2021

Karnataka to Provide Free Vaccines to People Between the Age 18-44

At the government centers, people will get the vaccines for free of cost and the state urged the eligible people to register for doses from Wednesday. Also, CM highlighted that people above 45 will continue to receive the vaccine doses as usual.

04:05 pm (IST)

26 April 2021

States and Indian Corporates Might get the Freedom to Import COVID-19 Vaccines

Modi’s government aims to encourage domestic vaccine production by promising to buy from them. But, owing to th erecent surge in cases the rules are a bit relaxed. Now Modi is giving the states option to sign deals with foreign vaccine makers to reach the demand. However, the center is still going to buy just from domestic drugmakers.

03:47 pm (IST)

26 April 2021

Countries are Extending their Support to India

The UK is sending ventilators while the US is lifting ban on exporting raw materials so that India can receive all the raw materials to make AstraZeneca vaccine. Pakistan and France have also promised to send in aid in the coming days.

Click here to read a detailed report on the same

03:12 pm (IST)

CM Bs Yediyurappa Announces 14 Day Statewide Lockdown in Karnataka After Cabinet Meeting

The Lockdown will begin tomorrow April 27 till May 9th. Essential shops to remain open from 6 am to 10 am every day. No public transport will be operational. Guidelines to be issued by the end of the day.

12:30 pm (IST)

Karnataka Chief Secretary Announces Lockdown, Government says No Lockdown

Karnataka Reported 34804 new COVID-19 cases which is the single highest day spike ever. The total COVID-19 cases in the state jumped to 13,39,201. Karnataka government will discuss lockdown and free vaccination drive today.

The chief secretary earlier today issued a lockdown order while the Karnataka Government denied the same. Confusion continues on whether the government is going to impose lockdown in the state.

11:33 am (IST)

COVID-19 Bed Status Resource in Bengaluru, Karnataka

Go to this link to check COVID-19 bed status in Bengaluru

For further resources in Bengaluru please visit and follow this twitter account

11:12 am (IST)

Delhi Government Announces Free COVID Vaccines for Everyone Above 18 Years of Age

Delhi government today decided to provide free vaccines to everyone above 18 years of age. The government approved the purchase of 1.34 crore vaccines. CM Kejriwal said that “he will make an effort to ensure that it is purchased soon and administered at the earliest to people.”

However, confusion on pricing still remains an issue. One vaccine producer stated that they will provide vaccines to the state government for INR 400 per dose and the second producer stated that they will provide at INR 600 per dose. But both of them will keep the price at INR 150 per dose for the Central Government.

11:01 am (IST)

Oxygen Shortage in India a Disheartening Story

COVID-19 Situation in the Capital Leading to Collapse of Healthcare System

10:55 am (IST)

Check COVID-19 Bed Availability Status in Delhi Visit

A verified COVID-19 resource for bed availability in Delhi

Check Hemkunt Foundation twitter account for oxygen cylinders:

10:47 am (IST)

High Court Request Delhi Government to Upgrade Lab Testing Infrastructure in the Capital

In view of rising COIVD-19 cases, the Delhi High Court requested Delhi Government to upgrade the infrastructure of COVID testing Labs and centres. RT-PCR Test reports are taking up to 72 and huge crowd at testing labs are becoming hotspots for COVID-19 spread.

10:21 am (IST)

COVID-19 Vaccines Work Stay Away from Any Rumours

10:05 am (IST)

Use Hashtag #Covid19IndiaHelp on Twitter for Leads on COVID Resources Including Hospital Beds, Oxygen, etc Across India

Many people across India are using #COVID19IndiaHelp to find hospital beds, plasma blood donors and Oxygen cylinders. People have taken it upon themselves to access these resources with Governments failure to provide the same.

09:55 am (IST)

25 Patients Die in Delhi Due to Oxygen Shortage

Ground Report Shows Concerning Situation of Oxygen Supply Throughout India Specially Delhi

09:43 am (IST)

COVID Care Centre at Radha Soami Beas in Chhatarpur, Delhi Begins Operations Today

COVID-19 Positive patients today arrived at the ITBP-run Sardar Patel Covid Care Centre, Radha Soami Beas, Chhatarpur.

09:30 am (IST)

Karnataka Hospital Bed, Remdesivir and Government Helplines

Please check this verified sheet for COVID resources in Karnataka:

09:19 am (IST)

Oxygen Cylinder Resources in Delhi

Please check the below post on Instagram for Oxygen Cylinder refilling and new cylinder pick up places in Delhi:

09:10 am (IST)

Sir Ganga Ram Hospital Still Struggling for Oxygen Supply Despite Multiple Pleas to the Government

We have 104 oxygen cylinders, used to transfer extremely ill COVID patients from COVID emergency to ICU and from Wards to ICU in case of emergency. All 104 cylinders were sent 3 days back to 3 locations for an emergency refill. For the last three days, our staff and transport are camping there but to no avail. Currently, the hospital is in beg and borrow mode and it is an extreme crisis situation. Hospital has arranged two cylinders which are also going to finish quickly.

09:02 am (IST)

250 Oxygen Concentrators Arrive From Singapore While 318 to Arrive Tomorrow From The USA

An Air India flight, carrying 500 BiPAPs, 250 oxygen concentrators, and other medical supplies from Singapore, landed in Mumbai last night. Further, 318 Oxygen Concentrators loaded by Air India at JFK Airport in the US, on their way to Delhi.

08:53 am(IST)

Microsoft and Google Donate to Supply Medical Supplies and Oxygen Concentrators to India

Google CEO Sundar Pichai issued a statement today, “Devastated to see worsening Covid crisis in India. Google to provide Rs 135 Crores in funding to GiveIndia, UNICEF for medical supplies, org supporting high-risk communities, and grants to help spread critical information.”

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella also extended support citing, “Heartbroken by the current situation in India. I’m grateful the US govt is mobilizing to help. Microsoft will continue to use its voice, resources, and tech to aid relief efforts and support the purchase of critical oxygen concentration devices.”

08:40 am (IST)

Follow on Twitter for Verified COVID Resources Across India

08:21 pm (IST)

Curfew Imposed at Few Areas in Garhwal, Uttarakhand Amid Rising COVID Cases

Uttarakhand Government imposed curfew at Kotdwar and Swargashram areas of Pauri Garhwal district from 26th April to 3rd May due to rising COVID-19 cases.

08:15 am (IST)

India Worst Hit Country by COVID-19

COVID Crisis in India Worst in The World

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