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Covid-19: India Sees A Dip In Active Cases, Reports Less Than 3.5 Lakh Cases

In the last 24 hours, the total tally of the recorded covid-19 cases has reached 2, 22, 96, 414, according to the health bulletin of the Union health ministry. If compared to Monday, the daily tally of active cases has seen a slight dip, and new fatalities have decreased as well. The cumulative recoveries have reached 1,90,27,304. Currently, the inoculation drive is at its third phase with vaccinating people aged between 18-44. The tally of administered vaccination doses in the country stands at 17,27,10, 066 as of 10th May.

Longest Serving Woman Legislator In Kerela Assembly And Communist Leader, K R. Gouri Amma Passes Away Due To Age-Related Issues

One of the founding members of the Communist Party Of India (Marxist), K.R Gouri Amma, breathed her last at a private hospital in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday morning due to age-related issues. The veteran communist leader has many firsts to her credit, such as being the longest-serving woman legislator in the Kerela assembly, oldest woman member in the assembly, oldest woman minister and a woman with the highest number of victories in elections.

“We Have A Roadmap To Vaccinate Mumbai In Three Weeks,” Says Maharashtra Minister Aditya Thackeray

As Maharashtra has been the worst-hit state by covid-19 in the country, state minister Aditya Thackeray is considering the possibility of directly procuring vaccines for the use of citizens in Mumbai. Mentioning about the roadmap to vaccinate Mumbai in three weeks, Thackeray said that cost of the vaccines is not a factor, and the state government is looking to procure them at the earliest. The Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Uddhav Thackeray, has asked PM Narendra Modi for a different app other than CO-WIN to ease the vaccination appointment procedure.

A Research Published In The American Journal Of Therapeutics Says Regular Use Of Ivermectin May Reduce The Risk Of Contracting Covid-19

A study led by the Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care Alliance (FLCCC) says that regular use of oral antiparasitic drug ivermectin may reduce the risk of contracting covid-19. President of the FLCCC, Pierre Kory, said: “We applied the gold standard to qualify the data reviewed before concluding that ivermectin can end this pandemic”. The state government of Goa has decided to give ivermectin to its citizens to prevent complications arising out of covid-19 infections.

Twitter Donates USD 15 Million To Three NGO’S To Help Address The Covid-19 Crisis In India

The microblogging site Twitter has donated USD 15 million to show their support in India’s fight against the covid-19 pandemic. Announcing about the same, Twitter CEO Jack Patrick tweeted that the said amount has been donated to three NGOs – Aid India, Sewa International USA and CARE. While Aid India and Sewa International USA have received USD 2.5 million each, CARE has been given USD 10 million.

“Coronavirus B.1.617 Is A Variant Of Global Concern,” Says World Health Organisation

World Health Organisation has classified the coronavirus B.1.617 as a variant of global concern. The WHO’s lead on covid-19, Maria Van Kervoke, said “There is some available information to suggest increased transmissibility of the B.1.617, we are classifying this as a variant of concern at the global level,” Three other variants of covid-19 – UK (B.1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351) and Brazil (P.1) have already been classified as the variants of concern.

“It Would Be Amazing To See Suhana, Ananya And Shanaya Together On Screen,” Says Maheep Kapoor

While talking to Pinkvilla, Maheep Kapoor said, “Ananya, Suhana, Shanaya, they have been friends since, I mean literally, we gave birth to them, and they’ve been glued to each other. They are such close friends. It would be amazing to see the three of them on screen. I love them; I love the way they are with each other. They have each other’s back.” Kapoor also mentioned that these girls would prove it wrong that industry friendship is rare.

Actor Farhan Akhtar Lashes Out At Netizen Who Questioned How The Actor Got The Vaccine At A Drive-In Center Meant For Senior Citizens

The 47-year old actor, Farhan Akhtar, after getting the first jab of the vaccine, posted the same on social media, which stirred controversy. Several netizens started asking questions like how the actor got the vaccine at a drive-in centre meant for senior citizens. While clarifying his stance, the actor said, “The drive-in is for 45 + .. now do something constructive for society with your time, like losing your phone.”

Veteran Female Actors Waheeda Rehman, Asha Parekh, Helen Recreate Dil Chahta Hai Moments In Andaman

Enjoying the time of their lives, Asha Paresh, Waheeda Rehman and Helen are in a full vacay mode on the beautiful beaches of the Andaman Islands. While recreating the Dil Chahta Hai vibes, Waheeda, Asha and Helen can be seen posing on the deck of the boat. The pictures have really broken the internet!

Deepak Chahar And Siddharth Kaul Receives The First Dose Of Vaccines; Urges Fans To Get Vaccinated As Soon As Possible

Indian cricketers Deepak Chahar and Siddharth Kaul received the first dose of vaccines on Monday. “Got my first dose of COVID vaccine today. I urge you all to get vaccinated as soon as possible. And a big thanks to our police, doctors and all the frontline staff for taking care of us. I hope we recover soon from this COVID pandemic,” posted Deepak Chahar on Twitter.

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