India’s worst-hit state ramped up itssoared over the weekend, exceeding 100,000 for the first time.
India’s worst-hit state ramped up itsnationwide; the daily infections exceeded 100,000 for the first time on Monday.
Thethat has regularly registered so many cases in one day. triple digits once in March.
In India, hopes at the start of the year that the outbreak may be subsiding in the vast nation of 1.3have been dashed in recent weeks as a fresh wave pushed the national total to 12.5 million infections and 165,000 deaths.
Maharashtra, the worst-hitto India’s financial and entertainment capital Mumbai recorded nearly 60,000 cases in the last 24 hours.
Struggling state authorities on Sunday tightened the evening curfew to allow only people involved in essential services out of their homes from 8:00 pm to 7:00 am.
The 110will also see weekend lockdowns, with gatherings of over four people banned and places of worship and restaurants shut.
Over the weekend, one of Bollywood’s biggest stars, Akshay Kumar, became Mumbai’s.
On Monday, the shooting of the religious epic “Ram Setu” that Kumar was making halted after 45.
“How long the shooting remains halted depends on Akshay Kumar’s recovery. We can replace all our crew members, but we cannot replace the film star,” Ashok Dubey from thetold AFP.
Meanwhile, Kumar, 53, tweeted that he had been hospitalized “as a precautionary measure under medical advice”.
Narendra Modi’s government is anxious to avoid imposing a new national lockdown after a shutdown in March 2020 caused widespread human and economic misery.
Modi chaired aon Sunday, and a statement afterward announced an awareness campaign from April 6-14 “with emphasis on 100-percent mask usage, personal hygiene, and sanitation at public places/workplaces and health facilities.”
The chief minister hascase surge. Police they are issuing more fines to people not wearing masks.
“Thehas gone away. Most people don’t properly, including many of my passengers,” autorickshaw driver Surjit Singh, 68, told AFP.
Rajesh Mohan Bindlish, 34, a bank executive in Noida outside the capital, said that police should be stricter but that the government should.
“The economy will be, and it won’t be good for all of us. We can’t afford to disrupt our as so many jobs depend on it,” Bindlish told AFP.
“The cases have risen because the people outside became too lax about the situation. If fines are increased, and there is strictness in their implementation, things will improve,” he said.
India has so farshots. , it opened vaccinations to all over 45 years old to speed up its flagging national inoculation drive.