UK narrows 2nd dose interval; Cyclone Tauktae set to intensify | Top Headlines

1. The United Kingdom which has managed to inoculate 28% of its population completely more than 56% of people who have received the first dose has now decided to reduce the time span for the administration of the second dose from 12 weeks to 8 weeks to those who are above the age of 50. The United Kingdom took this decision yesterday prompting another face-off between states and centre in India had recommended Covishield vaccine can be administered as a second dose after the span of around 12 to 6 weeks after the 1st dose been taken. 2. India Meteorological Department issued an alert to 5 different coastal states including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Karnataka against a low pressure intensifying into a cyclone around the 16th of May. NDRF has geared up and made up to 50 teams to tackle the possible after-effects of cyclone Tauktae. An IMD alert has gone to 5 coastal states to gear up against the possibility of Cyclone Tauktae making landfall around the 17th or the 18th of May. Times Now's Shabbir reports that Southern and Western parts of the state bordering Kerala are put on a high alert as far as Tamil Nadu is concerned. 3. On the instructions of the Delhi High Court, Delhi Police has been in fact conducting enquires over the alleged hoarding and distribution of medicines for COVID-19. The Delhi police have also decided to question Congress leader Srinivas over the distribution of essential medicines and treatment during the COVID-19 pandemic. The police have said that they are acting on the instructions of the Delhi High Court following the plea that have been filed in Delhi High Court to look into the claims of the alleged hoarding of essential medical supplies. It is not only Congress leaders who are named in the plea even Gautam Gambhir was also named. 4. 75 people have lost their lives in goa in the past 4 days due to an alleged shortage of oxygen. However, the state continues to hold up the denial and stating that the deaths were not caused due to a lack of O2. The relatives and concerned people have reacted to their loss calling the govt a murderer and asking for someone to take responsibility for these deaths. On this Opposition leader, Digambar Kamat comments and demands substantial compensation for all families who have their loved ones as well as a judicial enquiry on the entire cause of deaths due to lack of oxygen in the Goa Medical College. The court has intervened on it and asked the government to immediately act. Watch!

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