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Coronavirus India Highlights: Delhi reports over 5000 cases, DMRC issues new entry rules at Metro Station

Swati Sharma
Swati Sharma
night curfew in second wave
Night Curfew

After seeing the rising numbers of covid cases in India, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan met with health ministers of eleven states and UTs. The meeting discussed the agenda for PM Narendra Modi’s Thursday meeting with state chief ministers and UTs administrators to set ways to contain the Covid-19 spike. 

Second Wave of Coronavirus in India:

The Covid-19 situation in India has turned critical. The country’s daily count has crossed 1 lakh cases for the first time since the pandemic knocked the nation last year. Daily Covid-19 cases in India increased by five times to over 100000 from 20000 in just two weeks. 

Maharashtra, the worst hit state, alone accounted for more than half of India’s total cases[daily]. The state-imposed night curfew from April 5 and announced weekend lockdown to break the chain. A state like Punjab, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Delhi, etc., has announced several restrictions, including night curfews and restrictions on the movement of people, to avert the spread of the second wave of coronavirus infection. 

Coronavirus Lockdown: Many states forced new restrictions; the centre advised next four weeks are “very, very critical.’ 

Covid cases spike

The Delhi government also imposed the night curfew after the recent surge in coronavirus infections. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has suggested Prime Minister Narendra Modi remove the age limit for covid -19 vaccination to expedite the inoculation drive in the country to cover maximum people. Some health experts have also demanded the removal of the age limit for taking covid jabs. 

Due to imposition of night curfew in Delhi, entry in all the metro stations from 10 pm to 5 am would be allowed only to those who come in essential category as per government order - after proper verification of their valid IDs by DMRC or CISF personnel.

After the sudden spike in covid -19 cases, union health minister Harsh Vardhan is scheduled to meet his counterparts today from 11 states witnessing a sharp hit in coronavirus infections to take stock of the situation. One more meeting scheduled of the Prime minister with state CMs and UTs administrators to further decide the action plan on the covid situation. 

India is looking for yet another health emergency with coronavirus infections at an all-time high. 

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