Navneet Kalra arrested in oxygen concentrator black marketing case

Navneet Kalra arrested in oxygen concentrator black marketing case
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Delhi Police arrested businessman Navneet Kalra on Sunday. This comes after allegations surfaced over his involvement in black marketing and hoarding of oxygen concentrators amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Navneet Kalra had been on the run for over a week. More than 500 oxygen concentrators were seized from three restaurants owned by him in Delhi.

The oxygen concentrators are crucial medical equipment. They are in use for critical COVID-19 patients. And have been in high demand amid the second wave of the pandemic.

Earlier, the Delhi High Court had declined to grant Kalra interim protection from arrest. Kalra had moved the high court for anticipatory bail on May 13 after a sessions court denied him the relief.

In the wake of COVID-19, there was a dearth of medical oxygen. Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Saturday says that oxygen concentrator banks have been set up in every district of Delhi.

“We are extending the lockdown for one more week,” Kejriwal further said.

This will give a boost to the fight against coronavirus. For the coronavirus patients in home isolation option for home delivery is available.

Apart from oxygen, many nations are coming together to help India fight against COVID-19. US, France, UK, Singapore are some of those who have sent India help.

WHO now says that the new strains of the COVID-19 variant in India are deadlier and more infectious.

Also, the potential impact of these variants on the effectiveness of vaccines is ‘uncertain’.

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