Coronavirus in India Live News: Punjab extends all Covid-19 restrictions till May 31; West Bengal reports 19,117 new cases

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced extension of the ongoing lockdown by one more week in Delhi, saying the gains made so far in combating Covid-19 cannot be lost due to any relaxations now.

Coronavirus Daily Cases and Deaths in India, Covid Vaccine India Live Updates: Even as the rage of the second Covid-19 wave continues, data suggests declining of Coronavirus infections in the country. However, the worry is: It has spread to rural areas now. Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday held a high-meeting yesterday regarding the Covid-19 situation and vaccination in the country. He stressed on local containment measures and urged people not to lower guard even as Covid-19 cases have started falling.

See also  Senior Fed official says it may be time to begin tapering debate

India has been reporting over 3 lakh Covid-19 cases per day for more than a month now. During this period, the country witnessed as high as over 4 lakh cases in a single day (for more than a week). India reported 3,11,170 new Coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 2,46,84,077, according to data from the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. As many as 4,077 patients died due to complications linked to Coronavirus infections.

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan also interacted with health ministers and principal secretaries/ additional chief secretaries of Covid-19 hotspot states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, and Gujarat. He reviewed the progress of vaccination in these states and asked them to focus on the expansion and improvement of clinical management.

Also Read: CoWIN launches key OTP upgrade; here’s how you can register using 4-digit code – Complete Guide

See also  Italian Marines case: Supreme Court closes criminal case for 2012 killing of 2 Indian fishermen

Yesterday West Bengal government imposed a strict lockdown in the state for 15 days starting Sunday (May 16). The Chhattisgarh government also asked authorities in all the 28 districts to extend the lockdown till May 31 though it announced some relaxations in economic and other activities.

Also read: Coronavirus (Covid-19) Disease: All you need to know about Covid-19 variants, symptoms and treatment

The National Capital Delhi is under lockdown for the past three weeks. Uttar Pradesh too has increased Corona restrictions. In South, Kerala has extended a total lockdown from May 8 to May 23. Tamil Nadu is under lockdown from May 10 to May 24. Puducherry has extended lockdown from May 10 to May 24. Telangana has imposed a 10-day lockdown from May 12. Andhra Pradesh has imposed curfew from 12 noon to 6 am till May 18.

See also  Coronavirus India Live Updates: CISF takes over security of Bharat Biotech's Hyderabad facility

Follow Financial Express live blog for the latest and confirmed updates on Covid-19 from India and around the globe:

Source link


Covid-19: Understanding mutations and Delta variants

The more people infected with the virus, the more are the chances of random mutations.By Rajneesh BhandariThe pandemic has added words like “spike...

Copper trades flat in thin holiday trade

Article content HANOI — Copper was unchanged on Monday in tepid trade due to a holiday in top consumer China, while worries eased...