Uttar Pradesh Police personnel are ensuring strict implementation of Sunday lockdown at Noida-Delhi border. Cops are checking passes of people as they commute through the border. UP government imposed complete Sunday lockdown from April 18. UP has 1,70,059 active cases of COVID-19.
The national capital is reeling under COVID pandemic as it reported over 24,000 new COVID-19 cases on April 17 amid weekend curfew. Delhi has already surpassed Mumbai in becoming the worst-hit city due to COVID. Delhi Police has been actively patrolling for successful implementation of the new guidelines. Government had issued e-passes for movement of essential services. Weekend curfew has been implemented to break the chain of transmission. Other curbs including night curfew will remain in place till April 30.
Bollywood celebrities were seen in and around Mumbai. Actor Sara Ali Khan was seen along with her mom Amrita Singh at Mumbai airport. The duo jet off to spend vacations in Maldives. Actor Sunny Leone also spotted at the airport. She kept her airport look casual as she flew to Kochi. Wearing mask, actress Tamannaah Bhatia also got papped at the airport. She will be next seen in Telugu film 'F3'. 'Kukoo'-famed Kubra Sait spotted in Bandra. She played the character of 'Kukoo' in Netflix series 'Sacred Games'.
The Maldives has welcomed the Quad dialogue and said that it will bring stability to the Indian Ocean and the pacific region. Foreign Minister of Maldives Abdulla Shahid said: "It's good to see the dialogue between Quad is there because it provides stability to the Indian Ocean and Pacific region." The Quad is a strategic informal grouping of four democracies India, Australia, the United States, and Japan to counterbalance and check China's growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region. Shahid who is on a visit to India also thanked the country for providing COVID vaccines. Watch the full video for more details.
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Maldives Foreign Affairs Minister Abdulla Shahid said that there is no comparison when it comes to international relations but country's best friend India has always been first responder. "In international relations there is no comparison. For countries like Maldives, we have only friends. We don't compare friends. But India has always been first responder and our best friend," said Maldives Foreign Minister.