India reports over 3.8 lakh new cases; New AP Strain 15 times more infectious | Top Headlines

Here are the top headlines of the day: 1. India reports over 3.8 lakh new cases COVID cases spike after a three-day dip in the nation. 2. New AP Strain believed to be 15 times more infectious Patients are reportedly turning serious in 3-4 days 3. Delhi HC traps Centre over oxygen crisis ‘Are you living in ivory towers’: Centre gets HC rap over Delhi’s oxygen crisis 4. Oxygen crisis deepens in Karnataka and Rajasthan Several hospitals send SOS messages 5. Allahabad HC questions Yogi govt over COVID mismanagement Allahabad High Court has come down heavily on Yogi Adityanath's government as well as the State Election Commission over the laxity in COVID mismanagement. 6. External Affairs Minister asks foreign embassies to focus on India's COVID situation He asks to ignore the debates around it 7. Mamata Banerjee to be sworn in as West Bengal CM today The swearing-in of Mamata Banerjee will be a low-key programme given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and amid the BJP dharna. 8. No respite in fuel price hike Fuel prices hiked after 18-days of unchanged rates