New Coronavirus Cases in India April 17 Highlights: India is fighting a tiring war of saving its loved ones from the deadly coronavirus. As the nation recorded more than two lakh Covid cases for the third day in a row, many find it challenging to give a dignified send-off to their beloved. Delhi, Ghaziabad, Lucknow, Bhopal, Surat, Ahmedabad – every city in India has the same story – cremation/burial grounds lined up with ambulances, PPE-clad relatives with tokens in their hand. India on Saturday lost 1,341 citizens due to Covid, the highest the nation has seen since the coronavirus pandemic began. The ‘help me’ messages on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram blow the lid from the official claims that there is no problem in the supply of Remdesivir, ICU beds, etc.
On Saturday, after days of concern, the Prime Minister addressed the Kumbh Mela Akhadas directly on Twitter and asked them to observe the critical Hindu event in a ‘symbolic’ way due to the Covid wave. This comes as almost half of India is under some kind of restrictions and strict curbs imposed by the state administrations to break the chain of the coronavirus.