Coronavirus (Covid-19) India, Lockdown Live News Updates: Official data show prominent second waves of infection in six states – Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, and Gujarat.
Coronavirus India Live Updates: In the last 24 hours ending 12 pm on Saturday, Mumbai reported a record high of 5,964 new cases. A total of 62,258 new cases of coronavirus infections were detected in the country on Friday, out of which 36,902, or 60 per cent, came from Maharashtra. Punjab and Gujarat have also reported their highest numbers till now. There are more than 4.52 lakh active cases now, with more than 62 per cent of them in Maharashtra. A total of 291 deaths were reported on Friday, which included 117 in Maharashtra and 59 in Punjab.
Top United Nations officials, including the UN peacekeeping chief, have expressed gratitude to India for its gift of 2,00,000 Covid-19 vaccine doses for peacekeepers, saying the donation will enable the Blue Helmets to continue their life-saving work in a safe manner. The 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, announced as a gift by India for UN peacekeepers, left Mumbai in the early hours of Saturday and will arrive at Copenhagen, Denmark. They will then be distributed to all UN peacekeeping missions.
Maharashtra has said it would impose a night curfew from 28th March as the Covid cases are showing a steady rise in the state. The order also directs malls to remain shut from 8 pm to 7 am in the state. The Disaster management and rehabilitation department will be issuing a separate order in this regard, said the Chief Minister’s office.
News Source:- Indian Express