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News18 Afternoon Digest: India Records Highest Global Single-Day Covid-19 Spike With 3.15 Lakh Cases, BMC Appoints Two Auditors for Covid Private Hospital to Curb Overpricing & Other Stories

New Delhi: A health worker inspects COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre amid surge in coronavirus cases, near LNJP Hospital in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (PTI Photo)(

New Delhi: A health worker inspects COVID-19 patients undergoing treatment at Shehnai Banquet Hall, converted into an isolation centre amid surge in coronavirus cases, near LNJP Hospital in New Delhi, Tuesday, April 20, 2021. (PTI Photo)(

Here are the top stories we are covering this afternoon: Zomato Now Lets You Mark Food Orders As COVID Emergencies But You Must Promise To Not Misuse It, Sitaram Yechury's Son Dies of Covid-19 Related Complications, President, Kerala CM & Shashi Tharoor Condoles Death, West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: 37.27% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 11 am in 6th Phase of Polling, BMC Appoints Two Auditors for Covid Private Hospital to Curb Overpricing, Registration of All Adults For Covid-19 Vaccination to Begin in Next 48 Hours on CoWin Platform, Amid Severe O2 Shortage, India Records Highest Global Single-Day Covid-19 Spike With 3.15 Lakh Cases- 10 Points.

Amid Severe O2 Shortage, India Records Highest Global Single-Day Covid-19 Spike With 3.15 Lakh Cases- 10 Points

Amid rampant oxygen and medicine shortages, India on Thursday recorded another grim record of covid-19 infections. Experts claim that mutations of the virus that causes Covid-19 are to blame for the catastrophe and the country is confronting one of the most aggressive waves of the pandemic witnessed anywhere in the world. READ MORE

Registration of All Adults For Covid-19 Vaccination to Begin in Next 48 Hours on CoWin Platform

Registration of all adults who want to enrol in India’s massive inoculation drive will begin within the next 48 hours on the government’s CoWin platform, RS Sharma, the chairperson of an empowered committee on Covid-19 vaccination, told News18 in an interview on Thursday. Sharma, the CoWin chief, appealed to beneficiaries to register and book an appointment before turning up to get the jab. READ MORE

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BMC Appoints Two Auditors for Covid Private Hospital to Curb Overpricing

Amid reports of skyrocketing charges at private Covid-19 hospitals, the Bombay Municipal Corporation has appointed two auditors for each facility to monitor the pricing at these centers. With this move, patients can henceforth contact these auditors in case they have a complaint of overcharging by a private COVID-19 hospital. “This is to curb overpricing,” a senior official from BMC told CNN-News18. READ MORE

West Bengal Election 2021 Voting: 37.27% Voter Turnout Recorded Till 11 am in 6th Phase of Polling

A voter turnout of 37.27% was recorded in West Bengal at it went to polls in 43 constituencies with 306 candidates in the fray in the 6th phase. Over one crore voters in West Bengal will decide the political fate of the candidates. The polls are being held amid a raging pandemic where India has been seeing record spike in Covid-19 cases every day. READ MORE

Sitaram Yechury’s Son Dies of Covid-19 Related Complications, President, Kerala CM & Shashi Tharoor Condoles Death

CPI(M) politburo member Sitaram Yechury’s son Ashish Yechury passed away on Thursday morning of Covid-19 related complications. The politician took to Twitter and said, “It is with great sadness that I have to inform that I lost my elder son, Ashish Yechury to COVID-19 this morning. I want to thank all those who gave us hope and who treated him – doctors, nurses, frontline health workers, sanitation workers and innumerable others who stood by us.” READ MORE

Zomato Now Lets You Mark Food Orders As COVID Emergencies But You Must Promise To Not Misuse It

Food delivery and restaurant aggregator Zomato has rolled out a new feature for the Zomato app for your Apple iPhone and Android phone, which now allows users to mark food orders as a COVID-19 emergency. This would allow Zomato to prioritize these orders in the queue and also assign the quickest possible delivery by assigning who they call the ‘fastest rider’ based on location and route. READ MORE

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first published:April 22, 2021, 12:59 IST