A nine-day complete lockdown in Chhattisgarh's Durg district; partial lockdown in Pune, Maharashtra; school classes from 1-8 closed in Uttar Pradesh. No lockdown in Delhi. Read to know more.
To respond to the COVID19 crisis, a few state governments have announced partial lockdowns. Photo: Abhishek Verma/Gaon Connection
Today, April 2, India has recorded the highest single-day spike in COVID19 cases. The country has registered 81,466 new cases in the last 24 hours. Additionally, 469 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. At 249, Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties. It is followed by Punjab with 58 deaths.
Maharashtra has reported the highest daily new cases at 43,183. It is followed by Chhattisgarh with 4,617 while Karnataka reported 4,234 new cases.
Five states — Maharashtra, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh, Kerala, and Punjab cumulatively account for 77.91 per cent of the total active cases in the country, reads a press release by the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare.
Maharashtra alone accounts for nearly 60 per cent of the total active caseload of the country. Almost all the states and Union Territories (UTs) are reporting a rise in corona cases, which is being termed as the ‘second wave’ of COVID19 in India.
To respond to this crisis, state governments have announced several measures, including partial lockdowns. Here are the details:
Meanwhile, the Union Cabinet Secretary is set to hold a meeting today with representatives of 11 states that are showing a surge in COVID19 cases. Uddhav Thackeray, the chief minister of Maharashtra, and Arvind Kejriwal, chief minister of the national capital Delhi, will chair a meeting with their respective officials today, over the COVID19 situation in their states.
In today’s press briefing, Kejriwal said that there’s no plan to impose any lockdown in Delhi as of now. If there’s a need to do any such thing in future, we will first consult with you and take a decision, he said.
COVID-19 vaccination drive is underway across the country. So far, over 68.7 million vaccine doses have been administered across the country. More than 3.67 million vaccination coverage was recorded in the last 24 hours.
Twelve states/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These include Odisha, Nagaland, Sikkim, Arunachal Pradesh, and Ladakh.