In this war - it can be justifiably described as that - every individual needs to be a fortress, the mask being the prime one, vaccination or not.
Praana Vayu Seva, a joint initiative between Rachakonda Police and Rachakonda Security Council, was created to deliver oxygen cylinders to Covid-19 patients.
With the arrival of seven new ventilators, the hospital currently has about 40 ventilators to cater to the requirements of critical Covid patients.
Meanwhile, an Indian Air Force (IAF) aircraft airlifted three oxygen containers to Kuwait for recharging and subsequent return by sea.
Health Minister Keshab Mahanta made the statement during a visit to the Nalbari Swahid Mukunda Kakati Civil Hospital to take stock of the COVID situation.
According to the government, the number of districts with week-on week rise in Covid-19 tests, yet decline in positivity rate has increased from 125 in April 22-28 to 338 between May 6 and 12.
This will be the first such interaction that the prime minister will have with top district-level administrative officers on the COVID-19 situation.
Except for essential services, no work will be done from the IIT-Kharagpur campus, Registrar Tamal Nath said.
The initiatives have been taken by states in consultation with the Centre to stop the virus from spreading further in villages, government sources said.
Moreover, 1,252 oxygen cylinders, three oxygen generation plants and 835 oxygen concentrators have also been imported, the officer said.
Kargil has recorded 44 COVID-related deaths among the 2,680 positive cases since the outbreak of the pandemic.
The ministry said the Government of India has been supporting the nationwide vaccination drive by providing COVID vaccines free of cost to states and UTs.
The former Congress president also asked people to join the 'SpeakUpToSaveLives' campaign to strengthen the fight against COVID-19.
The Railways is one of the largest employers in not just the country but the world with around 13 lakh employees.
More than 1.30 lakh minors in the state have been infected by coronavirus during the second wave which began around February 15, as per official data.