Over 2,500 distress calls from COVID-19 patients were dispatched to ambulances in the national capital daily for the last one week, numbers compiled by the city government show, highlighting the severity of the ongoing wave of the pandemic.
The cumulative figure of 17,924 calls in the past one week don't include the ones made by patients to private ambulances.
Shares of Nureca were locked in the upper circuit for the fourth straight day, up 5 per cent at Rs 1,218.60 on the BSE on Thursday. The stock has zoomed 102 per cent thus far in the month of April as against a decline of 3.7 per cent in the S&P BSE Sensex during the same period.
The stock has continued its northward movement despite the company, on April 13, clarifying that the movement in volume and price of its equity shares are purely market-driven.
Shares of Tata Steel were up 5 per cent at Rs 936.50 on the BSE in intra-day trade on Thursday after Tata Steel BSL, a subsidiary of the company, reported a strong operational performance for the quarter ended March 2021 (Q4FY21). The stock of Tata Steel BSL surged 6 per cent to Rs 61.25 in intra-day trade, quoting close to its 52-week high of Rs 62 touched on April 8.
Amid rising coronavirus COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state government on Wednesday (April 21) issued new stricter restrictions under 'Break the Chain' initiative to curb the spread of the dedly virus. It is to be noted that Maharashtra is the worst affected state by covid. The new restrictions announced by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray-led government in Maharashtra will come into force from 8 pm on 22 April till 7am on 1 May.
India reported 3,14,835 Covid-19 new cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic early last year, taking the overall infection tally to 1,59,30,965 on Thursday, according to data from the Union Health Ministry.
Since April 15, India has continued to report over 2 lakh new Covid-19 cases on a daily basis.
Amid oxygen crisis in the capital, the Delhi High Court on Wednesday questioned the Centre why it was not waking up to reality and directed it to immediately provide oxygen to the hospitals in the city.
During the hearing of a plea by a hospital group, which had flagged oxygen crisis in two of its hospitals this afternoon, a bench comprising Justices Vipin Sanghi and Rekha Palli said: Why Centre is not waking up to the gravity of the situation? We are shocked and dismayed hospitals are running out of oxygen but steel plants are running.
With India opening up Covid-19 vaccinations for all citizens over 18 from May 1, Serum Institute of India (SII) on Wednesday said it would price its vaccine Covishield at Rs 400 per dose for the central and state governments and Rs 600 per dose for private hospitals. At present, the Pune-based firm sells the vaccine at Rs 150 per shot to the Centre.
These are the prices for institutional sales, and not the maximum retail price, which will be announced later.
The eight-phase election in West Bengal is virtually coming to an end with 43 constituencies spread across four districts going for the poll in the sixth phase on Thursday. In this phase election will be conducted in nine constituencies each in North Dinajpur and Nadia districts, 17 in North 24 Parganas and eight in East Burdwan where 10,409,948 electorate will decide the fate of 306 candidates among which 27 candidates are female.
India could have a fourth Covid vaccine by August with Hyderabad-based Biological E’s candidate having completed its phase one and two trials and about to enter stage three, V K Paul, member-health, NITI Aayog, told reporters on Wednesday.
Besides, Covishield and Covaxin, which are available in India, regulator Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has also approved Russia’s Sputnik V.
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