Despite the rise in COVID-19 cases in UP's Morabadad, people were seen flouting COVID norms, they were neither wearing wearing masks nor following social distancing. District administration took an initiative to create awareness among people and tapped the services of Yamraj, the God of Death. A local artist, dressed as Yamraj, was seen creating awareness among people about COVID-19 pandemic, urging them to wear a mask and observe social distancing.He kept a piece of board along with lines, "Dharti wasio humara workload mat badhao, mask lagao aur distancing rakho", and kept saying "Mask lagao nahi to mai aa raha hun, Yum hai hum, hum hai Yum." Vicky, the artist said, "Corona is spreading rapidly so I request people of the city to wear masks and maintain social distancing wherever they go."
Trains at Mumbai's Lokmanya Tilak Terminus were seen packed with migrant workers. Migrants were leaving the financial capital as they feared an impending lockdown. This comes amid a steep rise in the number of Covid-19 cases across Maharashtra. “This train will go to Gorakhpur, we're leaving due to the surge in Covid-19 cases,” a migrant said. Congress leader Sanjay Nirupam has, meanwhile, asked authorities to allay migrants' fear. Mumbai's BMC on Thursday imposed a weekend lockdown in the city until further orders. Maharashtra reported 56,286 fresh Covid cases and 376 deaths in the last 24 hours.
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The Government said a further 53 people had died within 28 days of testing positive for Covid-19 as of Thursday, bringing the UK total to 126,980.Separate figures published by the UK’s statistics agencies show there have been 150,000 deaths registered in the UK where Covid-19 was mentioned on the death certificate.The Government also said that, as of 9am on Thursday, there had been a further 3,030 lab-confirmed cases in the UK. It brings the total to 4,370,321.
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Coronavirus cases are on uphill across country as second wave of pandemic tightens its grip. In wake of the rising infections, after Delhi, Noida and Ghaziabad have also imposed night curfew. Night restrictions also imposed in Lucknow and Prayagraj. "Night curfew has been imposed till further orders, all essential services have been exempted but in order to prove they must have proper permission and Id-card with them," said Ranvijay Singh ADCP Noida.