Coronavirus Lockdown 2021 Live News: One-day lockdown has been charged in Indore, Bhopal, and Jabalpur cities of Madhya Pradesh. Earlier, a week-long complete lockdown was imposed in Nagpur (Maharashtra).
As India on Thursday recorded its highest increase in daily Covid-19 cases for 2021, demand for vaccines for all gets louder. In a sign of a second wave, several states have reported their higher number of Covid-19 cases for the past few days.
Maharashtra on Thursday witnessed 25,833 new Coronavirus infections, the highest single-day spike since last March when the first Covid-19 infection was detected in the state. Delhi recorded or 600 cases, its highest in three months. Punjab, Gujarat, and Kerala also recorded a higher number of issues. “There is a resurgence in Covid-19 cases. We don’t know what way this second wave is going to go,” Dr. Uma Kumar, Head, Rheumatology, AIIMS, said in an interview. On Thursday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the Centre to relax in the Covid-19 vaccination guidelines and open it for all above 18 years. In the recent meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Punjab CM had also urged to widen the vaccination program. So far (Till Thursday evening), India has vaccinated 3.89 crore people.
On Friday, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan in Lok Sabha said, “No one should have any doubts about the COVID19 vaccines.” He urged everyone eligible for Covid vaccine jabs to take it. “I urge all to take the vaccine shots.”
To limit the fresh spike in Coronavirus cases, many states and UTs have started again adopting severe curbs like masks and stricter Covid-19 guidelines; and bringing back containment zones; some states have even announced lockdown, though in districts reporting a higher number of Covid-19 cases. Night curfews are back, so as the restrictions on interstate travel. The reopening of schools, colleges, and educational institutes has also taken a hit. So the big question is: Will the total lockdown return? Only time will tell.
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