India Crosses 1-Lakh Mark In Daily Coronavirus Cases

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Latest News Live Updates: India Crosses 1-Lakh Mark In Daily Coronavirus Cases

Latest News Live: On weekends, only essential services would be allowed to operate in Maharashtra.

New Delhi:

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, Maharashtra will impose a weekend lockdown 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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Arunachal Pradesh currently has eight active COVID-19 cases, while 56 people have died due to the contagion so far, the SSO said.

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“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.

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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.

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