Coronavirus India Live Update: SC sets up a task force to deal with medical oxygen distribution. Maharashtra reports 53,605 new cases, 864 deaths
Coronavirus Cases In India Today Coronavirus Statistics In India May 8th: In the past 3 days, India has reported over 4 lakh new coronavirus infections. On Saturday, India reported 4,01,078 new Covid-19 cases and 4,187 deaths related to coronavirus complications. Due to the high case load, reports of medical oxygen shortages, hospital beds for Covid patients and medication are still coming from various parts of the country.
On Friday, the Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, MK Stalin, reported a “serious crisis” in medical oxygen in the United States. He sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra. Tamil Nadu on Saturday announced a nationwide full lockdown for two weeks starting May 10 to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the state. The state recorded its highest daily increase of 26,465 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. The new cases bring the state’s Covid-19 balance sheet to 13.23 lakh. Tamil Nadu still has 1.35 lakh active Covid-19 cases.
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Kerala will be on nationwide lockdown for nine days starting today. Several states / UTs in the country are locked in some form or have strict Covid-19 restrictions due to the sudden surge in the second wave of coronavirus infections. The state capital Delhi is closed from April 19 to May 10. As Covid-19 cases continue to rise, the governments of Bihar, Odisha, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Kerala have also announced the complete lockdown.
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As states scramble to work out a workable plan of action to combat the spike in Covid, here’s the latest news, updates, and rules related to pandemics from India and around the world: