India records new-high of 1,26,789 cases

Coronavirus in India Updates: India detected 1,26,789 new circumstances of the novel coronavirus within the final 24 hours, the very best up to now. Of the whole, Maharashtra recorded a brand new excessive of 59,907 circumstances, whereas Chhattisgarh’s rely went previous the 10,000-mark for the primary time. Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh, too, reported greater than 6,000 circumstances. The nation additionally recorded 685 associated deaths, pushing up the toll to 1,66,862.

India’s caseload now stands at 1,29,28,574. Registering a gentle enhance for the 29th day in row, the rely of lively circumstances has gone as much as 9,10,319, which is 7.04% of the whole infections, whereas the nation’s restoration charge has additional dropped to 91.67 per cent, the Union Well being Ministry sated.

India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh-mark on August 7 final yr, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went previous 60 lakh-mark on September 28 final yr, 70 lakh on October 11, 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and the one crore-mark on December 19. In response to the Indian Council of Medical Analysis, 25,26,77,379 samples have been examined for Covid-19 within the nation up to now, together with 12,37,781 on Wednesday.

Madhya Pradesh proclaims lockdown from 6 pm tomorrow to six am on Monday

A lockdown shall be enforced in all cities of Madhya Pradesh from 6 pm on Friday to six am on Monday to test the unfold of the coronavirus an infection, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan mentioned on Thursday.

Speaking to reporters after chairing a gathering to evaluation the Covid-19 state of affairs in MP, Chouhan mentioned his authorities goals to extend the variety of beds for Covid-19 sufferers within the state to 1 lakh.

A cop stops commuters for not carrying masks in Jabalpur on Thursday. (PTI)

“A lockdown shall be enforced in all cities of the state from 6 pm on Friday to six am on Monday,” Chouhan mentioned.

Prior to now three weeks, the state authorities imposed lockdowns in Bhopal, Indore, Jabalpur and Gwalior on Sundays and prolonged the curbs to another cities final Sunday.

Chouhan mentioned varied disaster administration teams will maintain conferences to evaluation the state of affairs in cities the place there was a spurt in Covid-19 circumstances and can determine the plan of action to include it.

Prime Minister Modi receives second shot of Covid-19 vaccine

Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday acquired his second dose of coronavirus vaccine at Delhi’s premier All India Institutes of Medical Sciences. The prime minister was administered the primary dose of the covaxin on March 1.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives the second shot of Covid-19 vaccine at AIIMS, New Delhi, on Thursday. (Photograph: Twitter/NarendraModi)

“Bought my second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at AIIMS in the present day. Vaccination is among the many few methods now we have, to defeat the virus. In case you are eligible for the vaccine, get your shot quickly,” PM Modi tweeted and shared a hyperlink to the CoWin web site, a portal to register for the vaccine.

The 2 nurses who administered the vaccine to the prime minister in the present day are P. Niveda from Puducherry and Nisha Sharma from Punjab.

New Zealand PM suspends entry for travellers from India from April 11

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern on Thursday quickly suspended entry for all travellers from India, together with its personal residents, following a excessive variety of constructive coronavirus circumstances arriving from that nation. The suspension will begin from April 11 and shall be in place till April 28. Throughout this time the federal government will take a look at danger administration measures to renew journey.

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern mentioned that the rolling common of constructive circumstances has been steadily rising and hit 7 circumstances on Wednesday. (AP)

The transfer comes after New Zealand recorded 23 new constructive coronavirus circumstances at its border on Thursday, of which 17 have been from India. “We’re quickly suspending entry into New Zealand for travellers from India,” Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern mentioned in a information convention in Auckland.

“I wish to emphasize that whereas arrivals of Covid from India has prompted this measure, we’re taking a look at how we handle excessive danger factors of departure usually. This isn’t a rustic particular danger evaluation…,” Ardern mentioned.

Ardern added that the rolling common of constructive circumstances has been steadily rising and hit 7 circumstances on Wednesday, the very best since final October.

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