Maharashtra and Delhi Governments Announce Implementations to Tackle the Rise in COVID Cases
The state governments of Delhi and Maharashtra announce implementations to tackle the rising COVID-19 cases in India.
The second wave of COVID-19 that began in India after February 2021, has been proving to be worse than the situation in 2020. With the second wave, the number of daily cases of COVID-19 being reported in India has been seeing a steep rise in its graph. Due to that scenario, the state governments of Maharashtra and Delhi have introduced new changes in the state, to tackle the spread of infections. Read on to know about them.
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While the COVID-19 cases in India were seeing a drop in January – mid-February 2021, the curve suddenly started rising again by late February. As the COVID-19 cases began rising in India, the second wave of the pandemic proved to be even worse. Recently, on 5 April, the Union Health Ministry reported 1,03,558 cases in the last 24 hours. This is the first time that the number of COVID-19 cases in a day crossed 1 lakh in India.
Following this severe situation, the state governments of Maharashtra and Delhi have implemented changes in their states. Since Maharashtra has been reporting the highest number of cases in the country, its state government declared that the state will observe a weekend lockdown, which will begin from Friday 8 pm and last till Monday 7 am. This is in addition to the state’s night curfew, which lasts from 8 pm to 7 am, every day.
The Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, has announced that daily vaccinations will be allowed in the state to tackle the spread of the virus. Due to the numbers reaching a frightful stage in the country, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, is also going to hold a ‘COVID review meet’ on April 8, with all the Chief Ministers of the states in India.
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