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  1. CM Nitish Kumar said that the state government will bear the cost of administering jabs to all citizens of the state above 18 years of age starting from May 1.
  2. Maharashtra state chief secretary Sitaram Kunte issued the lockdown order on Wednesday later evening. As per the order, the lockdown will come in effect from April 22, 8.00 PM to May 1, 7.00 AM across the state.
  3. AIIMS Delhi Director Dr Randeep Guleria on Wednesday said that COVID-19 vaccine prevents people from getting severe illness though it may not prevent their getting infection.
  4. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, "We are producing 7,500 metric tonnes of oxygen per day of which  6,600 metric tonnes is being allocated to the states for medical purposes. Presently, we have issued instructions that, leaving a few industries, the supply to industries will be restricted so that more and more oxygen can be made available for medical use."
  5. Hague-based Conference of State Parties of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons selected the CAG as its external auditor for a three-year term starting 2021.
  6. Britain's Heathrow Airport has refused to allow extra flights from India before the country is added on Friday to Britain's "red-list" of locations from which most travel is banned due to a high number of COVID-19 cases, the airport said on Wednesday
  7. Covishield, from the Oxford/AstraZeneca stable, comprises over 90 per cent of the 12.76 crore COVID-19 vaccines administered across the country so far, according to government data on Wednesday.
  8. Bharat Biaotech on Wednesday said its coronavirus vaccine Covaxin has shown efficacy of 78 per cent against mild, moderate and severe cases of COVID-19, as per Phase III interim analysis results.
  9. At least 22 patients died after an oxygen tank leaked at Zakir Hussain Hospital in Nashik in Maharashtra
  10. The Union government on Wednesday informed the Bombay High Court that door-to-door COVID-19 vaccination was not possible due to various reasons including fear of contamination and wastage.
  11. Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Wednesday informed that he has tested positive for COVID-19.
  12. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday announced financial assistance of Rs five lakh each to the families of 22 patients, who died at a civic hospital in Nashik on Wednesday due to oxygen leakage.
  13. Dr Manisha Jadhav ,the Chief Medical Officer at Sewri TB Hospital in the city.A 51-year-old Mumbai doctor died of COVID-19 late on Monday night merely hours after posting a parting message on Facebook.
  14. Covishield will be sold at rs 400 a shot to states and rs 600 to private hospitals, the Serum Institute of India (SII) said today
  15. In a press briefing by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said that only 2 to 4 in 10,000 Covid infections post inoculations have been seen in India so far, which was minuscule.
  16. Trinamool leader Derek O'Brien's request to club the three remaining phases of elections in Bengal in view of rising Covid cases in the state, has been formally turned down by the Election Commission.
  17. The governments of Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh have announced free vaccination for all citizens above 18 years of age if their states from May 1.
  18. Post-vaccination breakthrough infection rate in India not more than 0.04%, says ICMR
  19. Above 500 doctors and health workers of the two leading hospitals in Patna-AIIMS and Patna Medical College and Hospital- have been infected by the virus during ongoing second wave, sources in the two hospitals said on Wednesday.
  20. Polling began at 7 am on Thursday for 43 seats in the sixth phase of the assembly election in West Bengal amid a surge in Covid-19 cases with the state reporting record infections.

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