The week in photos: Oxygen run, farm protest, travel bubbles
A snapshot of events across India and the world from the week gone by
25.04.2021 | 08:30 AM IST
A patient wearing an oxygen mask sits outside Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP), New Delhi. As the second wave of covid19 rages across India, hospitals across the country have reported severe shortage of beds, medicines and oxygen.
Funeral pyres of people who died due to the coronavirus disease are pictured at a crematorium ground in New Delhi, India, April 22. In several states like Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, the official number of deaths published by the government is far lower than the covid19 fatalities recorded at the crematorium.
Amid severe shortage of medical oxygen, the Indian Railways announced it will run 'Oxygen trains' across the country. In the photo taken on April 19, a train with seven tankers left Navi Mumbai for Vizag to load medical oxygen for Maharashtra.
Farmer Leader Rakesh Tikait interacts with police personnel during a protest against farm law, at the Ghazipur border in New Delhi on April 21. As the harvest season concludes, the Samyukt Kisan Morcha had announced ‘Phir Delhi Chalo’ campaign last week. Farm leaders said around 3,000 farmers came from Punjab to the New Delhi border to resume the protests that started earlier this year.
Maharashtra state Minister Eknath Shinde at the site of the fire at a Covid-19 hospital, where at least 13 patients died in Virar in the outskirts of Mumbai on April 23.
People walk on a snow covered foot bridge during fresh snowfall at Gagangeer, Kashmir, on April 22.
(Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Travellers take selfies before their departure for New Zealand at Sydney International Airport on April 19. Although most Australian states had allowed quarantine-free visits from New Zealand since late last year, New Zealand had enforced isolation for arrivals from Australia, citing concerns about sporadic virus outbreaks there.
(SAEED KHAN / AFP)