#Coronavirus spike of 29,429 #COVID19 cases & 582 deaths reported in the last 24 hours in India. Total positive cases stand at 9,36,181 including 3,19,840 active cases, 5,92,032 cured/discharged/migrated and 24,309 deaths: Ministry of Health
West Bengal government has now announced fresh lockdown in many areas including the capital Kolkata. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has said that there will be strict lockdown in the Containment Zone and Buffer Zone of the state. At the same time, the state capital Kolkata will undergo a strict lockdown from July 9 and it will remain in force till July 31.
Bihar government orders complete #lockdown from 16th July till 31 July.
Bihar: Fresh complete lockdown has been imposed in Gaya, Saharsa and Araria beginning today. With this, 18 districts of the state come under lockdown. 8-day lockdown in Araria & 5-day lockdown in Saharsa has been imposed. In Gaya, lockdown will continue till further orders.
Bangalore goes under lockdow to go back into coronavirus lockdown after the city reported a surge in cases.
After imposing one of the world’s strictest lockdowns in late March, India has been steadily easing rules to lessen the huge economic impact.
A seven-day lockdown in the city is set to begin at 8pm, the government announced earlier. Transport will be banned except for emergencies and only shops selling essential items allowed to open.
Firms in Bangalore’s lifeblood IT sector handling the back-office operations of global corporations can operate, but with only 50% of staff allowed on premises at any one time.
A new lockdown has also been imposed in the western city of Pune, which on Monday reported a record 1,333 new infections, taking the total to 40,000 with 23 deaths.
Other states including Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous with 200 million inhabitants, Tamil Nadu and Assam have also introduced new restrictions.
Kerala in the south, which earlier won plaudits for its handling of the pandemic, has also implemented tight controls in around a dozen areas including state capital Thiruvananthapuram until July 23.
The state has seen cases shoot up to over 8,000 following the return of people from Gulf countries where Keralites make up a substantial proportion of foreign workers.
Kerala’s communist-led government last week extended until July 2021 rules on the wearing of masks, social distancing and limiting numbers of people at weddings and funerals.
In a glimmer of hope, Delhi, which apart from several “containment zones” has seen activity return to normal, on Monday reported 1,246 new infections — the lowest in 35 days.
Meghalaya Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said that a complete lockdown could be imposed if the COVID-19 situation worsens in the State.
Uttar Pradesh has decided to implement complete lockdown every weekend from Saturday to Sunday