Coronavirus India LIVE News Updates: Known COVID-19 cases in Andhra pradesh Increase to 14,500.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi today chaired a high-level meeting to review the preparations being undertaken for vaccination against COVID-19, as and when a vaccine is available.
Today is the ninety-eighth day since India implemented a nationwide lockdown, to curb the novel coronavirus pandemic. India has so far recorded 5,66,840 lakh cases, which includes 16,893 deaths. Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat have reported the highest number of cases. However, the recovery rate is rising and now stands at 59.1 percent. The government released guidelines for ‘Unlock 2.0’ yesterday. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the nation at 4.00 pm today.
As a part of its latest steps to slash employee costs, domestic carrier IndiGo has begun laying off a section of employees, while also extending compulsory leave without pay (LWP) for others.
Sources told Moneycontrol that the company was presently not renewing contracts of some of its cabin crew staff members, adding that it will take a look at the same going forward.
The Maharashtra government on Monday extended the lockdown imposed as a precautionary measure to contain the spread of COVID-19 till 31 July.
“It is directed that, considering the local conditions the concerned district collector and the commissioners of the Municipal Corporations in the state may enforce certain measures and necessary restrictions in specified local areas on the permitted non-essential activities and the movement of persons to contain the spread of the epidemic,” said Ajoy Mehta, Chief Secretary, government of Maharashtra.
“It is further directed that the movement of persons for the purposes of non-essential activities like shopping and the outdoor exercises, shall be restricted within the neighbourhood area limits with all necessary prescribed mandatory precautions of wearing masks, social distancing and personal hygiene
Authorities have ordered the lockdown of 36 suburbs in Melbourne, Australia in an attempt to stop a spike in COVID-19 cases, a dramatic departure from the relaxation of restrictions elsewhere in the country.
From midnight on July 1 the first suburb-specific stay-home order will be imposed on some 3.2 lakh people, the Victorian state Premier Daniel Andrews said. Residents in these suburbs must stay home unless travelling for work, school, healthcare, exercise or food for a period of four weeks.