The Supreme Court, on April 30, came down hard on the Centre in regards to the COVID-19 crisis in the country. Among the issues addressed included free flow of information on the Internet and the pricing of COVID-19 vaccines.
India is in the middle of a harsh second wave of the coronavirus pandemic and saw a record high of 3.86 lakh new cases, 3,498 deaths in the past 24 hours. As many as 386,829 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, taking cumulative cases to 18,762,976 (1.87 crore), as per data from the Union Health Ministry on April 30.
This comes even as patients continue to flock hospitals which have close to no open beds and are crippled by low supplies of oxygen and other lifesaving drugs.