Coronavirus India Updates;4 Lakh COVID Cases,12K death in June
Over the past 24 hours, India reported 18,522 new coronavirus infections taking the tally to 5,66,840 in the country. The daily-increase of cases recorded on Tuesday was slightly down from Sunday’s record of 19,906 cases. With 418 fresh deaths recorded, the death toll now stands at 16,893.
Reviewing India’s preparations for vaccination against the novel Covid-19, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, earlier in the day, enunciated four guiding principles that will form the foundation of this national effort. Stating one of the four principles, the PM said vaccination of “anyone, anywhere” should take place without imposition of any domicile related restrictions for getting the vaccine.
Around 90 per cent of total infections in India are from ten states – Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Telengana, Andhra Pradesh, Haryana and Karnataka. The government on Monday announced the second phase of the country’s gradual emergence from restrictions in a set of elaborate guidelines for “Unlock2″. While containment zones – areas worst-hit by the pandemic – will continue to remain under strict curbs, more activities shall be opened outside these neighbourhoods.
The country had not seen such a limited daily death figure since February 24 — in the very first phase of the pandemic at national level — when it had registered five fatalities within a total of 219 cases assessed, reports Xinhua news agency.
With Monday”s daily increase, the country”s death toll reached 34,744.
Active infections dropped to 16,496 cases, down by 185 compared to Sunday, according to the Health Ministry.
The regions with the highest concentration of active infections were northern Lombardy (10,823) and Piedmont (1,490), and central Emilia Romagna
613 cases were reported in Assam on Tuesday — and with it, the total number of cases in the state reaches 8407, out of which 2745 are active. “Today, 380 cases were reported in Guwahati City alone, and need for caution can’t be overemphasized” tweeted State Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. The city is currently under a stringent 14 day lockdown. So far the Health Department has done 412,214 tests.The state has reported 12 deaths so far.
Coronavirus Live Updates: India reported the highest one-day coronavirus deaths at 507 this morning, taking the total number of deaths so far to 17,400. The total number is cases is now 5,85493, with 18,653 new cases reported in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate is 59.43 per cent, government data shows. The total sample tested till June 30 is 88,26,585. At least 2,17,931 samples were tested on Tuesday, of which 8.55 per cent turned out positive.
Karnataka’s new guidelines: Complete lockdown on 5 SundaysThere will be complete lockdown on five Sundays in Karnataka, starting from July 5 to August 2, the state government’s latest guidelines on Unlock-2 said. However, essential activities and marriages already fixed on these days shall be permitted. Number of guests should not exceed 50 in marriage-related gatherings. The lockdown will be in force until July 31.
Nigh curfew: Movement of people will be strictly prohibited between 8.00 pm to 5.00 am throughout the state, except for essential activities.
Training institutions of the central and state government will be allowed to function from July 15, for which Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) will be issued by the Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT) and Department of Personnel and Administrative Reforms.
Schools, colleges, educational and coaching institutions will continue to remain closed till July 31.
International air travel of passengers, Metro Rail,cinema halls, gymnasiums,swimming pools,entertainment parks, theatres, bars, auditoriums, assembly halls and similar places, social, political, sports, entertainment, academic, cultural,religious functions and other large congregations continue to remain prohibited.