COVID-19 LIVE Updates | India Records Over 1.45 Lakh Fresh Cases In 24 Hrs, Highest Ever So Far

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Breaking all records, India has recorded a massive surge of 145,384 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. With this, India’s tally now stands at 13,205,926, according to data released by Health Ministry. Active cases are also nearing the 1-million mark. India is now the 4th-worst hit country in terms of active cases.
India also witnessed a grim record of fatalities due to covid-19 in a single day in 2021, which stood at 794. The death toll from the deadly infection stands at 168,467.

Also, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has tested positive for coronavirus. He has been admitted to a hospital in Nagpur, ANI reported.

Earlier, Uttarakhand government decided to imposed a night curfew in Dehradun municipal limits from Saturday in the wake of rise in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state. The curfew will remain in force for 7-hours between 10pm to 5am, news agency ANI reported.

Earlier, the Delhi government announced on Friday that all schools have been asked to close down.

“Due to rising COVID19 cases, all schools (including government, private) in Delhi are being closed for all classes till further orders,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi.

Amid the second wave in India, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that this time we should focus on micro containment zones.

“We must concentrate on micro-containment zones. In places where night curfew has been imposed, I would urge to use the word ‘Corona Curfew’, to continue alertness about coronavirus. It will be better to start curfew timing from 9 pm or 10 pm till 5 am or 6 am,” PM Modi said after his meeting with all chief ministers to take stock of Covid situation.

He added that people became more casual during the second wave of coronavirus that has spread across the country.

Besides, amid rising cases, the Noida administration has imposed a night prohibition order in the district from 10 pm to 5 am till 17th April 2021. However, all movements of essential items and services shall be exempted from the order. Night curfew has also been imposed in the Ghaziabad district from 10 pm to 5 am.

There will be intensive enforcement of masks and other COVID protocols in public places including workplaces by the authority.

Moreover, the district administration of Noida has issued a notice to all the school management asking them to continue with their online classes for the current academic session of 2021-22 until further notice.

Global Update:

The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 132.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 2.87 million, according to Johns Hopkins University.

New Zealand suspends entry for travellers from India amid COVID-19 spike

New Zealand on Thursday temporarily suspended entry for all travellers from India following a surge in COVID-19 cases arriving from there, local media reported. The ban comes after it was reported that 17 of the 23 new COVID-19 cases in managed isolation announced on Thursday had arrived from India.The ban will commence on Sunday and will remain in place until April 28, New Zealand Herald reported. The island nation has reported 2,531 cases so far.

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