Coronavirus Lockdown India April 9 Highlights: Delhi reports steep 1-day hike with over 8,000 new cases; Kejriwal shuts down schools

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Coronavirus India Lockdown, Covid-19 Cases in India, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi Night Curfew April 9 Highlights: As India stares at another health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday held a meeting with chief ministers/administrators of states/UTs. He stressed on creation of micro-containment zones, asked CMs to focus on test and trace

Covid-19 (coronavirus) lokdown, night curfewLockdowns and night curfews are back. Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh are among the states who have already announced weekend lockdowns. Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka have imposed night curfews in order to contain the spread of second wave of Coronavirus infections in the country.

Coronavirus Lockdown India April 9 Highlights: The Covid-19 situation in India has turned grim, with the country reporting over 1 million cases in just 11 days. India reported its single-day peak of 1,26,789 new coronavirus infections yesterday, pushing its Covid-19 tally to near 13 million; the number of active cases too breached the 9-lakh mark again. Many states/UTs have been reporting their peaks in daily Covid-19 cases for the past few weeks.

Lockdowns and night curfews are back. Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh (begins from 6 pm today till Monday 6 am, every week till further order) are among the states who have already announced weekend lockdowns. Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, and Karnataka have imposed night curfews (in major cities). In order to contain the spread of the second wave of Coronavirus infections in the country, several other states/UTs have announced more stringent Covid-19 restrictions. Schools and educational institutes are again closed. Measures like restrictions on social gatherings and ban on the movement of people from other states are also in place.

As India stares at another health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday held a meeting with chief ministers/administrators of states/UTs. He stressed on creation of micro-containment zones, asked CMs to focus on test and trace, urged them not to jump the gun on vaccines.

As India reported a new peak in the single-day spike of coronavirus infection and states announced new curbs and restrictions to contain the virus spread, here’s FE Online blog covering every single development – virus, vaccine, Covid-19 guidelines, curbs, night curfew and lockdown, etc. We bring you developments from across the country and the world. Follow our live blog and get instant, verified updates on the coronavirus pandemic:

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    21:47 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    2 held, 284 Remdesivir vials seized in Mumbai

    Two persons have been arrested in Mumbai allegedly with over 280 vials of Remdesivir injections, a key medicine in treatment of coronavirus, police said on Friday. The first arrest was of Sarfaraz Hussain, who was caught by the Crime Branch's Unit X with 12 vials of the injections at Andheri (East) on Thursday evening, an official said. His questioning led the Unit X team to a godown of a pharmaceutical firm, where a raid netted another 272 vials, worth Rs 13.05 lakh, he said. - PTI

    21:23 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    COVID-19 surge: PGIMER suspends OPD services from Apr 12

    In the wake of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in and around Chandigarh, the PGIMER administration Friday decided to suspend the OPD (outpatient department) services from Monday till further orders, officials said. However, the emergency services will function as usual, they said. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prof Jagat Ram, the Director of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research. - PTI

    21:12 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Vaccine wastage area of concern for govt: National Health Authority CEO

    The wastage of coronavirus vaccine has been an area of concern for the government, National Health Authority CEO Dr Ram Sewak Sharma said Friday, suggesting that consolidating smaller vaccination centres into larger ones can help address this issue. Speaking at an event organised by the Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI), Sharma said India has manufacturing capacity but that does not mean vaccine wastage can be allowed. He stressed that vaccination aims to cover people who need it and not those who want it, with the responsibility to prevent wastage lying with state governments and local authorities. - PTI

    20:58 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Night curfew in South Andaman district from April 10

    The South Andaman district administration has decided to impose night curfew in the district from April 10 in view of the recent surge in COVID-19 cases and also to contain the spread of the virus, an official said on Friday. District Magistrate of South Andaman, Suneel Anchipaka in an order issued on Friday said the movement of individuals shall remain strictly prohibited between 10 pm and 5 am. - PTI

    20:56 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    UP's Muzaffarnagar records 134 fresh COVID-19 cases, tally climbs to 9,522

    The total number of COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district climbed to 9,522 on Friday as 134 more people tested positive for the disease, while the death toll mounted to 115 with one more fatality, a senior officer said. The number of active cases in the district stands at 622, Chief Medical Officer Dr M S Fojdar said. On Friday, test results for 222 samples were received. Of these, 134 came back positive, he said. Thirty-four more people recovered from COVID-19, taking the total number of recoveries to 8,784, the officer said. - PTI

    20:56 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Delhi CM meets chairman of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital after 37 docs test COVID-19 positive

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday met the head of the Sir Ganga Ram Hospital in the wake of 37 of its doctors testing positive for COVID-19 since the recent surge in coronavirus cases, officials said. Kejriwal met Dr D S Rana, the chairman of the board of management of Sir Ganga Ram Hospital, at his residence and enquired about the health of the infected doctors. Rajendra Nagar MLA Raghav Chaddha was also present at the meeting. - PTI

    20:55 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Adopt jumbo COVID-19 facilities, Maha CM tells pvt hospitals

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Friday asked private hospitals to adopt some of the jumbo COVID-19 treatment facilities set up in the state. Speaking at a virtual meeting with representatives of private hospitals etc, the CM said such adoption will help patients get adequate care in terms of doctors and nurses, as well as remove misconceptions, if any, among people about these facilities. State health minister Rajesh Tope said 80 per cent beds in private hospitals have been taken over by the government and, hence, they should create additional bed capacity. - PTI

    20:35 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Mumbai reports 9,200 fresh COVID19 cases and 35 deaths today

    Mumbai reports 9,200 fresh COVID19 cases and 35 deaths today. The total number of cases in Mumbai rises to 5,00,898; active cases at 90,333 - ANI

    20:35 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Delhi reports 8,521 new COVID19 cases

    Delhi reports 8,521 new COVID19 cases, 5,032 recoveries and 39 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 7,06,526Total recoveries 6,68,699Death toll 11,196

    Active cases 26,631 - ANI

    20:14 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    FIR against restaurant in Delhi for violating COVID-19 guidelines

    An FIR was registered against a popular restaurant-cum-pub in Delhi's Connaught Place for allegedly not maintaining social distancing and violating COVID-19 guidelines, police said on Friday. According to police, head constable Pawan and constable Rakesh were on patrolling duty in the Inner Circle of Connaught Place on April 4 when they entered ‘My Bar Headquarters' at around 10 pm. They noticed that there were a large number of customers inside the bar. - PTI

    20:07 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    MP: 7 inmates of Bhopal central jail test COVID-19 positive

    At least seven prisoners of the central jail in Madhya Pradesh's Bhopal district tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, an official said. The infected inmates were admitted to the government hospital for tuberculosis patients after they tested positive for the infection, jailor B D Shrivastava said. The prison, with a capacity to house 2,700 inmates, was holding 4,000 prisoners, it was stated. One of the inmates died on Thursday, the official said, adding that the cause of death is not known, as the post-mortem report is yet to arrive. At least 900 inmates have been administered the COVID-19 vaccine, the official added. - PTI

    20:06 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    808 new COVID cases in J-K

    Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 808 new COVID-19 cases, which took the tally to 1,36,470, while four deaths in the past 24 hours pushed the toll to 2,023 in the union territory, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 283 were reported from the Jammu division and 525 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said. The officials said that the 808 new cases included 144 travellers. Srinagar district recorded the highest of 299 cases, including 61 travellers, followed by 164 in Jammu and 104 in Baramulla, they said. The number of active cases is 6,115 in the union territory, while 1,28,332 patients have recovered so far, the officials said. The COVID-19 death toll in the union territory stands at 2,023, they said. - PTI

    20:06 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    7,955 new COVID-19 cases in Karnataka, 46 deaths

    Karnataka logged 7,955 new COVID-19 cases and 46 related fatalities, taking the total number of infections to 10.48 lakh and the toll to 12,813, the Health department said on Friday. Out of the 7,955 fresh cases reported on Friday, 5,576 cases were from Bengaluru Urban alone. The day also saw 3,220 patients getting discharged after recovery. - PTI

    20:03 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Considering closing of schools for students up to middle classes: Khattar

    The Haryana government is considering closing of schools for students up to middle classes till April 30, said Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday amid a spike in coronavirus cases. The CM, however, told reporters in Gurgaon that there is no need to panic as the situation is under control. As a precautionary measure, the government is considering closing schools for students up to middle classes till April 30, he added. - PTI

    20:02 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Kangana Ranaut's 'Thalaivi' postponed due to rise in coronavirus cases

    The makers of actor Kangana Ranaut-led "Thalaivi" on Friday announced they have deferred the release of the film due to the surge in COVID-19 cases in India. The multilingual biographical film about the life of J Jayalalithaa, former Tamil Nadu CM and actor, was gearing to release theatrically on April 23. In a statement posted on Twitter, production house Zee Studios said the team has decided to push the release as people's safety is their priority. "Since the film has been made in multiple languages, we would like to release it in all languages on the same day. "But with an alarming rise in COVID-19 cases, subsequent precautions and lockdowns, even though our film is ready for release on 23rd April, we want to extend all the support towards the government rules and regulations and have decided to postpone release of 'Thalaivi,'" the statement read. - PTI

    19:29 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Assam Health Dept notifies COVID appropriate guidelines for Bihu & other festivals

    The Assam Health and Family Welfare Department on Friday notified COVID appropriate guidelines for the upcoming Bohag Bihu and other festivals in the state in view of the fresh spike of COVID-19 cases in many parts of the country. The notification stated that the guidelines to be strictly adhered to and followed by all the event organisers /visitors/participants of functions and other festivals in the state for the general safety and security of all participants against COVID-19. - PTI

    19:29 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    5,063 new cases in Kerala; Active cases touch 36,185

    Kerala recorded 5,063 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, including 25 health workers, taking the total caseload to 11.54 lakh and the active cases to 36,185, the state government said. The toll touched 4,750 with 22 deaths. As many as 2,475 people have been cured of the infection , taking the total recoveries to 11,12,758. - PTI

    19:27 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Gujarat CM reviews COVID-19 situation in Morbi, Rajkot

    Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday held meetings in Morbi and Rajkot districts of the state to take stock of the coronavirus situation there. Rupani, along with Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel held a high-level meeting with the officials of Morbi district and gave necessary instructions to them. Talking to the reporters after the meeting, the chief minister announced that a testing laboratory will be set up at Morbi civil hospital by Saturday. - PTI

    19:26 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Goa sees 482 COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths, 159 recoveries

    The COVID-19 caseload of Goa rose by 482 to touch 61,239 on Friday, while the day also saw three deaths and 159 people getting discharged, an official said. The state's toll stands at 845 and the recovery count is 56,797, leaving it with 3,597 active cases, he added. With 2,761 samples being examined on Friday, the number of tests in Goa went up to 5,66,872, he said. Goa's COVID-19 figures are as follows: Positive cases 61,239, new cases 482, death toll 845, discharged 56,797, active cases 3597, samples tested till date 5,66,872. - PTI

    19:25 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    CM Yogi convenes all-party meet on Covid as UP reports 36 more deaths

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday decided to convene an all-party meet next week on the Covid-19 situation in the state which reported 36 more fatalities, raising the death toll due to the pandemic to 9,039. While the chief minister and Governor Anandiben Patel will meet political leaders on April 11, on the two subsequent days, they will meet mayors and religious leaders to discuss the situation and seek their participation to spread anti-Covid awareness. - PTI

    19:24 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    COVID IMPACT: SAI announces three-week "summer vacation" at national centres of excellence

    The Sports Authority of India (SAI) on Friday announced a three-week "summer vacation" at its National Centres of Excellence owing to the relentless spike in COVID-19 cases but said that the Olympic-bound will continue to train at their ongoing camps. India has been reporting over 1 lakh cases for the past few days with the numbers crossing more than 1.32 lakh in the last 24 hours. - PTI

    19:06 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Maharashtra: CM Uddhav Thackeray to hold all-party meet on Saturday to discuss COVID-19

    Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray will hold an all-party meeting on April 10 to discuss the COVID-19 situation in the state, a BJP leader said on Friday. Talking to reporters, Leader of Opposition in the Legislative Council Pravin Darekar said the decision to organise the all-party meeting was taken this afternoon Read full report here . - PTI

    18:36 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Amid COVID-19 surge, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal announces closure of schools for all classes

    Schools in the national capital will remain closed for all classes till further orders due to the rise in COVID-19 cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Friday. The national capital has witnessed a surge in COVID-19 cases over the past few weeks. On Thursday, the daily case count breached the 7,000-mark for the first time this year. Read More

    18:23 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Iran receives the first consignment of 1,25,000 Vaccine doses

    Given the cordial relations with India & understanding the rise of new wave of COVID19 in both countries, we are doing the necessary talks with Indian authorities to kindly expedite sending rest of the consignment which has already been paid for. Iran has reflected its needs to the Government and the Bharat Biotech. Happily, we have received the first consignment of 1,25,000 doses: Iran's Embassy in India on media queries on purchase of vaccines from India (ANI)

    18:18 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: More sunlight linked with lower COVID-19 deaths, study suggests

    Increased exposure to the sun’s rays — specifically UVA — is associated with fewer deaths from COVID-19, an observational study suggests. Researchers from the University of Edinburgh in the UK noted that increased sunlight exposure could act as a simple public health intervention if further studies establish it causes a reduction in mortality rates. Read More 

    18:06 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Jewellers business hit due to resurgence of Covid19

    Jaipur: Jewellers in Jaipur say their business is hit due to resurgence of Covid19. Only those who have functions in their houses are coming to buy jewellery. Tourists are also coming in fewer numbers in Jaipur resulting in slow sale: A jewellery shop owner (ANI)

    18:06 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Jewellers business hit due to resurgence of Covid19

    Jaipur: Jewellers in Jaipur say their business is hit due to resurgence of Covid19. Only those who have functions in their houses are coming to buy jewellery. Tourists are also coming in fewer numbers in Jaipur resulting in slow sale: A jewellery shop owner (ANI)

    18:06 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Jewellers business hit due to resurgence of Covid19

    Jaipur: Jewellers in Jaipur say their business is hit due to resurgence of Covid19. Only those who have functions in their houses are coming to buy jewellery. Tourists are also coming in fewer numbers in Jaipur resulting in slow sale: A jewellery shop owner (ANI)

    17:49 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: 20 AIIMS doctors test positive

    20 doctors have tested positive for COVID19 of which 2 are faculty members, rest are resident doctors. They tested positive in last 10 days. In addition, 6 MBBS students are also infected. Among these only 3 have been administered with first dose of vaccination: AIIMS official 

    17:36 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Andhra Pradesh reports 2,765 new COVID19 cases

    Andhra Pradesh reports 2,765 new COVID19 cases, 1,245 recoveries, and 11 deaths, in the past 24 hours 

    Total cases:  9,18,597Total recoveries: 8,94,896Active cases: 16,422Total deaths: 7,279

    17:35 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: All schools in Delhi are being closed till further orders

    Due to rising COVID19 cases, all schools (including government, private) in Delhi are being closed for all classes till further orders: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal 

    17:13 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: We are in discussions with the Government of India, says J&J

    We are in discussions with the Government of India with the objective of starting a bridging clinical study of our Janssen COVID-19 vaccine candidate in India, subject to local regulatory approvals: Johnson & Johnson

    17:12 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Nagpur District reported 6,489 new COVID19 cases

    Maharashtra: Nagpur District reported 6,489 new COVID19 cases, 64 deaths and 2,175 recoveries in the  last 24 hours, as per Civil Surgeon Nagpur Total cases: 2,66,224Total recoveries: 2,11,236Active cases: 49,347Death toll: 5,641

    17:05 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: RS Prasad hits back at Rahul Gandhi

    India isn't facing vaccine starvation but Shri (Rahul) Gandhi is facing attention starvation. Why has he not yet taken vaccine? Is it an oversight or he doesn't want it or has he already taken one in many of his undisclosed trips to foreign locations but doesn't want to disclose? Rahul Gandhi must know shortage in Congress ruled states isn't of vaccines but of basic commitment towards health care. He should write to his party’s govts to stop their vasooli ventures & concentrate on administering the lakhs of vaccines they are sitting upon. After failing as part-time politician, has Rahul Gandhi switched to full-time lobbying? He lobbied for fighter plane companies by trying to derail India’s acquisition program. Now he's lobbying for pharma companies by asking for approvals for foreign vaccines: Union Min Ravi Shanker Prasad (ANI)

    17:00 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: "Stock of vaccine in Rajasthan will finish in next 2 days"

    Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot writes to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, he states, "The present stock of vaccine in Rajasthan will finish in the next 2 days, request at least another 30 lakh doses of vaccine be provided immediately". (ANI)

    16:39 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: There is no shortage of Vaccines as such, says Odisha State' Covid Vaccine incharge

    We've heard of shortage of COVISHIELD but COVAXIN is given in vaccination centres of Bhubaneswar. There is no shortage as such. We have a certain protocol that people will have to follow. The one who comes first at a centre will be vaccinated first: Odisha State' Covid Vaccine incharge

    16:35 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Resurgence of cases hits Himachal Pradesh tourism industry

    Our work has gone to zero. Over 2,500 taxis in Dharamshala are currently out of business. There is no respite in taxes from the govt, we have to pay them irrespective of our business conditions, says a taxi driver (ANI)

    15:50 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Online training for SHGs to spread awareness on vaccination, Covid appropriate behaviour

    Amid recent spike surge in Covid-19 cases, Deendayal Antoyaday Yojana- National Rural Livelihoods Mission, Ministry of Rural Development has initiated online training sessions for its vast network of 69 lakh self-help groups (SHG) to spread awareness through key messaging on COVID-19 vaccination, COVID-19 appropriate behaviours, health seeking behaviour and immunity building. The trainings were rolled out from 8th April at the national level and will be followed by the ground level trainings of the SHG members.

    15:37 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Japan imposes new virus measures in Tokyo ahead of Olympics

    Japan announced Friday that it will raise the coronavirus alert level in Tokyo to allow tougher measures to curb the rapid spread of a more contagious variant ahead of the Summer Olympics. Japan's national vaccination drive has lagged and most people in the capital still have not been inoculated as infections have surged. The raised status announced by Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will allow Tokyo's governor to mandate shorter opening hours for bars and restaurants, along with punishments for violators and compensation for those who comply. The measures are to begin Monday and continue through May 11. Many of Tokyo's cases have been linked to nightlife and dining, though they have recently spread to offices, elderly care facilities and schools, experts say. (PTI)

    15:31 (IST)09 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown 2021 Live News: Long queues outside vaccination centres in Bhubaneswar

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