Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases in Rajasthan, the state government has decided to impose night curfew in eight cities from tomorrow. From March 25, the state government has also made negative COVID-19 reports mandatory for people who are entering the state.
Rajasthan government officials said that the night curfew will be imposed in Ajmer, Bhilwara, Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Udaipur, Sagwada (Dungarpur) and Kushalgarh (Banswara) from 11 pm to 5 am, starting from Monday. Primary schools to remain closed till further order.
Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar Sunday said the second wave of coronavirus had begun, seeking people’s cooperation to contain the spread of the virus. “We are at the beginning of the second wave of coronavirus. Let us all join hands to control it because the next three months are crucial for us,” Sudhakar said.
Besides Rajasthan, a night curfew has also been imposed in districts in Punjab, Gujarat, and Madhya Pradesh.
India recorded 43,846 new cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Saturday, taking the country’s total tally to over 1.15 crore cases. This is the highest single day spike since November 25. Out of this, over 3.09 lakh cases are active while 1.11 crore people have recovered. Maharashtra reported 27,126 new cases, while Punjab had 2,578 on Sunday.
With 197 new deaths, the death toll is now over 1.59 lakh. Six states account for 86.8 per cent of the new covid-19 deaths and Maharashtra tops the chart with 92 causalities reported on Sunday.
On the vaccine front, over 4.36 crore doses have been administered till now, with over 16 lakh people vaccinated in the last 24 hours.