Social media has been flooded with vexing stories of Indians, suffering to the shortage of oxygen and medical facilitations.
The region is the latest to impose restrictions after similar lockdowns or curfews in many parts of India, which is in the middle of a massive second wave of infections that has swamped its health system.
In a meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat said oxygen would be released to hospitals from armed forces reserves and retired medical military personnel would join COVID-19 health facilities.
Faisal Edhi, in his letter to Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has expressed grief over increasing cases and deaths of the people due to coronavirus in India and offered assistance in this time of need.
Bollywood superstar Sushmita Sen took to Twitter and inquired how she can get the tanks transported, only to have met with criticism from a user.
"There were 17 patients inside when a fire broke out in the ICU of Vijay Vallabh Hospital, out of which 13 died and four have been shifted to other facilities," fire department official Morrison Khavari said.
"Our prayers for a speedy recovery go to all those suffering from the pandemic in our neighbourhood & the world,” the prime minister said on Twitter.
In further relaxation of controls imposed to combat the spread of coronavirus, India’s Minister for Information and Broadcasting, Prakash Javadekar on Sunday announced that "the restrictions put in place due to COVID-19 are on the verge of ending."
India’s government has proposed to increase spending on health care in a $477 billion budget for 2021-22 that promises extra help for weathering the coronavirus pandemic.