India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 1,25,89,067 with 1,03,558 new infections, while the recoveries have surged to 1,16,82,136, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.
The death count increased to 1,65,101 with 478 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Meanwhile,and night curfew beginning Monday as it battles a spike in Covid-19 cases, authorities said Sunday.
From Monday night until the end of April, a night curfew will be imposed, gatherings of more than four people banned, and private offices, restaurants, cinemas, swimming pools, bars, places of worship and public places such as beaches shut.
On weekends, only essential services would be allowed to operate.
“While imposing these restrictions, on the one hand, care has been taken not to affect the state’s economic cycle and not to harass the workers and labourers, and emphasis has been laid on closing crowded places,” the state government said in a statement late Sunday.
Public transport services would be allowed to operate, but at 50 percent capacity. Industrial and manufacturing activities in the state, as well as film shoots in Mumbaiwould be allowed to continue if health measures are observed.
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Assam’s Bodoland People’s Front’s petition (BPF) to postpone polling in Tamulpur – days after its candidate Rangja Khungur Basumatary defected to the BJP – was today turned down by the Supreme Court.
Tamulpur will vote tomorrow as the state holds the third and final phase of assembly elections. The BPF is part of the Congress-led alliance – “Mahajoth”.
Arunachal Pradesh did not report any fresh COVID-19 case in the last two days, a senior health
department official said here on Monday.
The COVID-19 caseload in the northeastern state remained at 16,849, while 16,785 people have recovered from the disease, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Arunachal Pradesh currently has eight active COVID-19 cases, while 56 people have died due to the contagion so far, the SSO said.
The COVID-19 recovery rate and positivity rate in the state currently stand at 99.62 per cent and 0.047 per cent, respectively, he said.
Superstar Akshay Kumar on Monday said he has been admitted to a city hospital as a precautionary measure a day after testing positive for the novel coronavirus.
In a statement posted on his official Twitter page, the 53-year-old actor said he is “doing fine” and hopes to be back home soon.
“Thank you everyone for all your warm wishes and prayers, they seem to be working. I am doing fine, but as a precautionary measure under medical advice, I have been hospitalised. I hope to be back home soon. Take care,” Mr Kumar said.
The actor was tested positive for the virus five days after starting the shoot of his action adventure drama “Ram Setu”.
Apart from Mr Kumar, as many 45 crew members working on the film have tested positive for COVID-19.
India crossed the one lakh-mark in daily rise in coronavirus cases for the first time ever as the country’s tally surged to 1,25,89,067 total infections after a spike of 1,03,558 fresh cases, the government data this morning showed. Maharashtra remains the worst hit-state with over 30 lakh total infections logged since the beginning of the pandemic. On Sunday, the state saw the biggest-ever spike in cases with 57,074 fresh infections.
India reports 1,03,558 newcases, 52,847 discharges, and 478 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry
Total cases: 1,25,89,067
Total recoveries: 1,16,82,136
Active cases: 7,41,830
Death toll: 1,65,101
Total vaccination: 7,91,05,163
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In a bid to tackle the spike in coronavirus cases, the Rajasthan government imposed a night curfew and ordered the closure of multiplexes, gymnasiums besides suspending Classes 1 to 9 at schools from April 5 to 19, a statement said. According to the guidelines issued by Principal Secretary (Home) Abhay Kumar, the government also restricted the number of people at social gatherings to a maximum of 100.
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Mumbai in Maharashtra reported the highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases since the beginning of the pandemic after recording a total of 11,163 cases in the last 24 hours. The new cases today took the overall COVID-19 count to 4,52,445 in the city while 25 deaths today took the death count to 11,776.
A day after Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma claimed that there is no COVID in the state and hence no need to wear mask now,the health and family welfare department Sunday issued fresh notifications for mandatory testing of air and train passengers coming to the state from Mumbai and Bengaluru to check the spread of virus.
Separate orders have been issued for air and train passengers and the rates for COVID testing by the department’s Principal Secretary Samir Sinha.
The minister had on Saturday said that there is no COVID in Assam and so there is no need to wear a mask now which triggered widespread criticism.
The Maharashtra government on Sunday announced new restrictions including a night curfew in the state and a “strict lockdown” over the weekends from Friday 8 pm to Monday 7 am amid an unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases.
The rules, which come into effect tomorrow, include a curfew from 8 pm to 7 am; a ban on gatherings of five or more throughout the day; malls, restaurants, bars and places of worship will be closed; home delivery and essential services will be allowed.
Industrial operations and construction activity will be allowed. Rules to control crowding in vegetable markets will be introduced.