As COVID cases are on uphill across country, several states have announced night curfew and partial lockdown. Police officials were on strict vigil in Kochi amid 2-week night curfew in the state. The decision was taken by a core committee of COVID-19 management headed, by the Kerala Chief Secretary,...
India witnessed a dip in COVID-19 cases after the country reported 3,66,161 new infections in last 24 hours. With 7,45,237 active cases, COVID caseload of the country stood at 2,26,62,575. 3,754 new deaths in last 24 hours took the toll to 2,46,116. So far, 1,86,71,222 people won the battle against COVID-19. According to Indian Council of Medical Research, till date 30,37,50,077 samples have been tested for COVID-19 virus. Vaccination drive is underway and 17,01,76,603 vaccine doses have been inoculated.
Amid crippling COVID-19 situation in national capital, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 09 announced that metro rail services will remain suspended till 5 am on May 17. Delhi entered into an extended period of lockdown with strict restrictions to further curb the COVID surge. Positivity rate of Delhi dipped to 23% from 35% amid lockdown restrictions.
COVID-19 cases continue to rise in Tamil Nadu and in view of it, a two-week lockdown has been imposed in the state to contain the spread of infection. On May 10, streets in Coimbatore remained silent and deserted. However, all grocery shops will continue to work until 12 noon during the lockdown period. On May 09, TN Govt in its first meeting stressed on strict COVID-19 containment measures to rein in the virus. With 28,897 new COVID cases, Tamil Nadu reported highest-ever single day spike on May 09.
The country is witnessing exponential surge in COVID-19 cases and because of which several states have imposed lockdown in order to break the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. Kerala Government too has imposed a nine-day lockdown to contain disease transmission. The streets wore a deserted look in Thiruvananthapuram. Kerala police was on strict vigil to enforce lockdown restrictions. Only essential services have been exempted of the restrictions. The state-wide lockdown which was enforced from May 8 will end on 16, 2021.