Even as he made it clear that there was no question of sabotaging the farmers agitation against the Farm Laws, which his own government was vehemently opposed to, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on Saturday reiterated that no violation of the weekend lockdown and other restrictions in the state could be allowed at any cost, given the current grim situation.
Five days have passed since the result of the assembly elections in Assam. The BJP-led coalition has got a clear majority in the assembly, but despite this no decision has been taken on the next chief minister of the state.
Bengaluru reported 21,376 fresh cases on Thursday, taking its Covid tally to 9,08,412, including 3,41,978 active cases, while 5,58,992 recovered, with 11,784 patients discharged in the day.
The B1.617.2 format of the coronavirus is named VOC-21 APR-02. This form of coronavirus is less contagious than the Covid-19 virus found in England last year and has remained active in Britain so far.
As the spike in Covid cases continued in several parts of the state, the government decided to extend the night curfew.
Asserting that the Kisan Morcha, an amalgamation of 32 kisan unions, cannot dictate terms to the state government, Amarinder Singh warned of strict prosecution in case of violation of any restrictions.
The BS Yediyurappa government on Friday announced that the lockdown will begin at 6 am on May 10 and will remain in effecttill 6 am on May 25.
Delhi received 577 metric tonnes of Oxygen on May 6 against its demand for 700 metric tonnes per day, AAP MLA Raghav Chadha said on Friday, sharing city's oxygen bulletin with the press digitally.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has instructed to extend the Covid-19 vaccination campaign from 18 to 44 years now beyond seven cities. He has directed to increase it from seven to 11 districts. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath is in an effort to speed up the ongoing coronavirus vaccination campaign in the state.
It's not the first time that the difference in vaccine price has drawn flak. Earlier, too, many state governments had appealed the court to either direct centre to inoculate everyone for free or apply uniform pricing of vaccine across the country.