Coronavirus Lockdown India April 7 Highlights: 60 IIT Roorkee students test positive for Covid-19 infection, 5 hostels sealed

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Coronavirus India Lockdown April 7 Highlights: With the continuous rise in the number of COVID-19 cases in India, the Centre has urged people to participate to control the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus India Lockdown 2021 Live, Current Covid-19 Active Cases in IndiaCentre has said that participation of people is vital at the moment. (Photo source: PTI)

Coronavirus Vaccine April 7 Highlights, Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Delhi News: The intensity of the coronavirus pandemic has increased and it is spreading at a much faster rate than in 2020, the Centre has warned, stressing that the next four weeks are ‘very very critical.’

On Wednesday, lockdown was announced for Chhattisgarh’s Raipur district from April 9 to April 19. Meanwhile, the fear of new variants of COVID-19 is looming large. Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan has already said that 80 per cent of cases in Punjab are due to the UK variant. The Union Minister said that this has been confirmed by genome sequencing and the increase in the number of positive COVID-19 cases is event-driven.

Meanwhile, several states have announced stricter restrictions to curb the spread of COVID-19. Facing a constant increase in the number of cases, Delhi too joined a growing number of states to impose night curfew.

NITI Aayog Member (Health) Dr V K Paul has said that the pandemic situation has worsened and participation of people is vital at the moment. “The entire country has to come together and make efforts to fight the pandemic,” Dr Paul was quoted as saying by PTI.

Meanwhile, more than 8.40 crore vaccines have been administered in the country.

For all the latest, verified news updates on COVID-19, lockdowns, and other restrictions from different states and around the globe, keep following the live blog:

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    21:45 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: IIT Roorkee becomes hotspot

    A total of 60 students at IIT Roorkee tested positive for COVID19 in the last few days. 5 hostels have been sealed after students tested positive: IIT Roorkee media cell in-charge Sonika Srivastava - ANI

    20:39 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: Britain says: do not give Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine to under-30s

    Britain should not give Oxford/AstraZeneca's COVID-19 vaccine to under 30s where possible, Britain's Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) said on Wednesday, due to a very rare side effect of blood clots in the brain. Wei Shen Lim, COVID-19 Chair for JCVI, said that based on the available data and evidence, the committee has advised that it is preferable for adults aged under 30 with no underlying conditions to be offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine where available.He said that for younger people, where the risks of hospitalisation were much lower, the risk/benefit calculation of the Oxford/AstraZeneca shot meant others vaccines were preferable. -Reuters

    20:34 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: Rajasthan reports 2,801 new COVID-19 cases, 12 deaths

    Rajasthan reported 2,801 new COVID-19 cases and 12 fatalities on Wednesday, pushing the state's infection tally to 3,46,791 and the death toll to 2,866. Four deaths were reported from Udaipur, two from Rajsamand and one each in Sawai Madhopur, Nagaur, Kota, Dungarpur, Bundi and Ajmer, according to an official report here. Of the new cases, 551 were reported from Jaipur, 410 in Udaipur and 326 in Jodhpur, besides those in other districts, it said. A total of 3,25,779 COVID-19 patients have recovered from the disease so far, and the number of active cases stands at 18,146. - PTI

    20:33 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: Night curfew imposed in Madhya Pradesh's urban areas

    Madhya Pradesh govt announces night curfew in urban areas; state offices to function five days every week, says Cheif Minister's Office. - PTI

    20:27 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: Cases in Tamil Nadu near 4,000

    Tamil Nadu reports 3,986 new COVID19 cases, 1,824 discharges and 17 deaths.

    Total cases: 9,11,110Total discharges: 8,70,546Active cases: 27,743Total deaths: 12,821 - ANI

    20:23 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: Mumbai once again reports more than 10,000 new cases

    Mumbai reports 10,428 new COVID19 cases, 6007 recoveries and 23 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 4,82,760 Total recoveries 3,88,011Death toll 11,851

    Active cases 81,886 - ANI

    20:22 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: MP tally crosses 4,000-mark

    Madhya Pradesh reports 4,043 new cases, 2,126 recoveries, and 13 deaths in last 24 hours.

    Total cases: 3,18,014Total recoveries: 2,87,869Active cases: 26,059Death toll: 4,086 - ANI

    20:21 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: Karnataka detects nearly 7,000 new infections

    Karnataka reports 6,976 new COVID19 cases, 2,794 recoveries and 35 deaths

    Total cases: 10,33,560Total recoveries: 9,71,556Death toll: 12,731Active cases: 49,254 - ANI

    20:19 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: Odisha suspends offline classes for these students

    Odisha Government has suspended physical classes for class 9 & 11 till April 30th. While physical classes for class 10 & 12 will continue till April 25th, in view prevailing COVID19 situation: Odisha Govt

    20:18 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Covid-19 Lockdown Live: Big update for Maharashtra students

    In the wake of the current COVID19 situation, all state board students of class 9th & 11th will be promoted to the next class without any examinations: Maharashtra Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad - ANI

    18:21 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Chhattisgarh: Lockdown in Raipur district from April 9 to 19

    The Chhattisgarh government on Wednesday announced a lockdown in Raipur district with effect from April 9 to 19, an official said. Raipur Collector S Bharathi Dasan has issued the order declaring the entire area of the district, including the state capital, as a containment zone and restricted several activities from 6 pm on April 9 till 6 am on April 19. Because of the steady rise in COVID-19 cases, it has become necessary to impose stricter restrictions on the movement of people and other activities to contain the spread of infection, the collector said in a press conference. Accordingly, during the lockdown period, the border of the district will be completely sealed and all shops, including those selling liquor, and commercial establishments will remain closed except medical stores. Offices of Central government, state government, semi-government, as well as private offices and banks will remain closed while those related to telecom, railway and airports will be allowed to function, the order said. All religious, cultural and tourism spots will remain shut and all kinds of public meetings, social, religious and political programmes will be banned during this period, it said. (PTI)

    18:16 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Telangana clocks 1,914 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

    Telangana added 1,914 fresh cases to its coronavirus tally, the highest single-day spike this year, pushing the aggregate to over 3.16 lakh while the toll rose to 1,734 with five more fatalities. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 393, followed by Medchal Malkajgiri 205 and Nizamabad 179, a bulletin said on Wednesday, providing details as of 8 pm on April 6. The total number of cases stood at 3,16,649 while with 285 patients being cured, the total recoveries were at 3,03,298. (PTI)

    16:45 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Raipur district declared a containment zone from 9th to 19th April

    Keeping in mind the Covid situation, Raipur district is being declared a containment zone from 6 pm on 9th April till 6 am on 19th April. All the borders of the district will remain sealed during this period, said Raipur district collector S Bharathi Dasan (ANI)

    16:25 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live: Night restrictions imposed in Chandigarh

    Prohibition on movement of individuals for all non-essential activities b/w 10:30 pm-5 am in Chandigarh. Order to come into effect from tonight till further orders. Hospitals, chemist shops & ATMs to remain open 24/7. No curbs on inter-state & intra-state of goods: Chandigarh DM (ANI)

    16:16 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Night curfew imposed in Delhi as people were organising parties, gatherings: Jain

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said night curfew was imposed in the national capital following reports that parties and social gatherings were being organised in various parts of the city at a time when COVID-19 cases have surged. Interacting with reporters, he also feared that if the positivity rate escalated and safety norms were not followed by people, the new cases could breach the last single-day spike record registered in November last year. (PTI)

    16:11 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Goa Medical College and Hospital introduces fresh protocols amid rise in COVID-19 cases

    Considering the rise in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMCH) on Wednesday decided to introduce some protocols at its facility. State Health Minister Vishwajit Rane chaired a meeting of heads of departments of the hospital to review the COVID-19 protocols and management of services amid the spike in infections. Talking to reporters, Rane said it was collectively decided to resume the telephone service for booking appointments for the outpatient department. (PTI)

    16:06 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Huge crowds unlikely on major bathing days during this Kumbh, says Mela officials

    Kumbh Mela officials have made all arrangements for the three key bathing dates on the banks of Ganga but said they do not expect any huge turnout of devotees due to anti-Covid restrictions imposed amid the rising cases of infection. "We always make arrangements for the Kumbh in accordance with the largest estimated turnouts. So, we are well prepared to tackle any situation," Mela IG Sanjay Gunjyal said. "But with the second wave of coronavirus infection getting stronger and the SOPs in force, we don't expect huge crowds on the ghats on the Shahi Snan days," he added.

    15:51 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Odisha reports record 791 new COVID-19 cases, 1 more fatality

    Odisha on Wednesday reported 791 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest count of 2021 so far, pushing the tally to 3,44,647, a health department official said. The death toll rose to 1,923 after one more patient from Puri succumbed to the disease, he said. Of the new cases, 459 were reported from quarantine centres and 332 detected during contact tracing. Sundargarh district reported the highest number of fresh cases at 147, followed by Khurda (118), Bargarh (48), Cuttack (46) and Sambalpur (45). Efforts are being made to trace contacts of the fresh patients, the official said. (PTI)

    15:43 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Amravati does not need another lockdown: Maharashtra minister to CM

    Maharashtra minister Yashomati Thakur on Wednesday informed Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray that Amravati district does not require another lockdown, as the COVID-19 cases are on the decline in the region. In a statement, Thakur who is the guardian minister of Amravati district, said the daily spike is cases in Amravati division and district is between 213 to 300 in the last two weeks. "Since the second lockdown, the number of cases is on decline. The decision to impose another lockdown can be taken if the infections increase. I met the chief minister and conveyed this to him," she said. (PTI)

    15:36 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Madhya Pradesh govt to procure Remdesivir injections for poor patients

    The Madhya Pradesh government has decided to procure Remdesivir injections so that they could be provided free of cost for the treatment of critical COVID-19 patients from the economically weaker sections, Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said on Wednesday. Remdesivir is considered a key anti-viral drug in the fight against COVID-19, especially in adult patients with severe complications. Chouhan said the state government has also decided to set up one COVID-19 care centre in each district of state so that the infected people (who are advised home quarantine) having smaller houses can stay there. (PTI)

    15:26 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Restrictions under Section 144 to be imposed in Bengaluru from today

    In wake of #COVID19 situation in Bengaluru, restrictions under* Sec 144 CrPC to be imposed in city from today

    "Prohibit operation of amenities like Swimming Pool, Gymnasium, Party Halls in apartment/residential complexes in Bengaluru City" reads the order. (ANI)

    15:11 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Indian judo team withdraws from Olympic qualifiers after one member tests COVID-19 positive

    A 16-member Indian judo team has been forced to withdraw from the ongoing Asia-Oceania Olympic qualifiers in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan after a player tested positive for coronavirus just before the start of the tournament. The judoka's tested positive after landing in Kyrgyzstan. that "Yes, one player of the team tested positive upon landing in Bishkek just a before the official weighing on April 5, forcing the entire squad to withdraw as per the guidelines of International Judo Federation," a source in the Judo Federation of India (JFI) told PTI. "The team comprised 12 judokas and four coaches." The Asia-Oceania Championships in Bishkek started on Tuesday and will end on Saturday. (PTI)

    15:02 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    No lockdown in Goa, move will disrupt economic activities: CM

    Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday reiterated that the coastal state will not go for a lockdown, as the move will disrupt the economic activities. Sawant recalled that during the same time last year, the state had been under a coronavirus-induced lockdown, due to which the entire economy had come to a standstill. Economic activities are getting revived in the coastal state and another lockdown will disrupt them, he said. "There was drop in the collection of the GST, while industries such as tourism had suffered a jolt. We want to avoid the situation," the chief minister said. (PTI)

    14:47 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    UK begins rollout of Moderna vaccine against COVID-19 in Wales

    The UK on Wednesday began the rollout of the Moderna vaccine to protect against COVID-19, the third two-dose vaccine now being administered by the National Health Service (NHS) alongside the Pfizer/BioNTech and Oxford/AstraZeneca jabs. Patients in Carmarthenshire in Wales are the first cohort to begin receiving the new vaccine, which has been developed by the American biotech firm Moderna and was approved for use in the UK in January this year. The UK government said it has ordered 17 million doses of the vaccine, with the first doses being received this week and administered at Carmarthen's Glangwili Hospital in west Wales from Wednesday. (PTI)

    14:38 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Chandrashekhar Azad among 150 booked for flouting COVID guidelines

    A case has been registered against 150 people, including Azad Samaj Party leader Chandrashekhar Azad, for allegedly taking out a roadshow in this district, in violation of the prohibitory orders issued to curb the spread of COVID-19. Police said the roadshow was held in Charthawal police station area on Tuesday evening. Azad and his supporters were booked under relevant sections for violation of prohibitory orders and COVID-19 guidelines, they said. (PTI)

    14:36 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Guj cops collect Rs 2.6cr from violators of COVID-19 norms in 4 days

    The Gujarat police have collected fines worth Rs 2.66 crore in four days from people failing to wear masks and those spitting in public places amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an official said on Wednesday. The fines were collected between April 2 and April 5, the official said, adding that a penalty of Rs 1,000 has been imposed on violators of the mask rule. According to a release issued by the state police, on an average, around 6,600 people were fined every day from April 2 to April 5 for COVID-19-related violations in Gujarat. "A penalty of Rs 2.66 crore was collected in four days from 26,761 people found moving out without mask or spitting in public," the official said. (PTI)

    14:29 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    8 bodies of COVID-19 victims cremated on one pyre in Maharashtra

    Eight bodies of COVID-19 victims were cremated on one pyre due to shortage of space at a makeshift crematorium in Maharashtra's Beed district, a civic official said on Wednesday. Since residents had opposed the cremation of bodies of COVID-19 patients at crematoriums in Ambajogai town, local authorities had to identify another place away from there to perform the victims' last rites and the space there was limited, he said. (PTI)

    14:16 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Sonu Sood, Anubhav Sinha receive COVID-19 vaccine

    Actor Sonu Sood and filmmaker Anubhav Sinha on Wednesday said they have received the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine. Sood took to Twitter and shared an image from a vaccine centre in which he is getting a vaccine jab. The 47-year-old actor, who catapulted to the national spotlight for his work in helping migrants reach their homes during the coronavirus-triggered lockdown last year, said his aim now is to encourage more people to receive the vaccine. (PTI)

    14:01 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Punjab Government imposes night curfew from 9 pm-5 am

    Punjab Government imposes night curfew from 9pm-5am across the entire State till April 30, also bans political gatherings in the State. (ANI)

    13:49 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: India administering COVID-19 vaccine at fastest rate

    India has surpassed the US to become the fastest COVID-19 vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, the Union Health Ministry said on Wednesday. The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 8.70 crore. Cumulatively, 8,70,77,474 vaccine doses have been administered through 13,32,130 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am. These include 89,63,724 health care workers (HCWs) who have taken the 1st dose and 53,94,913 HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, 97,36,629 frontline workers (FLWs) who have received the 1st dose, 43,12,826 FLWs who have taken the 2nd dose. (PTI)

    13:39 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    COVID19 situation appears to be very serious in Tamil Nadu, says Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee

    COVID19 situation appears to be very serious in Tamil Nadu but there is no lockdown yet, no masking and people appear to be taking chances, says Madras High Court Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee. (PTI)

     
    13:31 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Maharashtra's Aurangabad records 1,337 COVID-19 cases; 30 more deaths

    With the addition of 1,337 fresh cases of COVID-19, the tally of infections in Maharashtra's Aurangabad district has reached 91,266, an official said. Apart from the latest cases reported on Tuesday, the district also recorded 30 fatalities that have taken the toll to 1,844, the official said. As many as 74,305 patients have been discharged from hospitals in the district so far, he said, adding that the region is now left with 15,117 active cases. (PTI)

    13:13 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Price of COVID19 drug Remdesivir to be capped between Rs 1100-1400 per dose

    The price of COVID19 drug Remdesivir to be capped between Rs 1100-1400 per dose. We need a high number of Remdesivir doses as 50,000 doses are consumed daily in the State: Rajesh Tope (ANI)

    13:07 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: BJP MLA Ramesh Jarkiholi discharged from hospital after treatment for coronavirus

    Former Karnataka Minister Ramesh Jarkiholi, who was undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at a hospital near here, was discharged on Wednesday. Jarkiholi told reporters waiting outside the hospital that he requires rest as he was infected by the virus. Doctors, who attended to him said he would remain in isolation for at least two weeks at home. The BJP MLA, who is facing charges of sexual abuse, had failed to appear before the Special Investigation Team (SIT) officials on Friday, citing health issues. He was earlier subjected to questioning on March 29, during which he had sought four days time to answer their questions. (PTI)

    13:04 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Mayawati urges people, governments to pay heed to COVID-19 guidelines

    Inaction towards COVID-19 guideline violation in poll rallies is worrying, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati said on Wednesday, urging people and governments to take the surge in the infections very seriously. "The central and the state governments as well as the public should take the increase in coronavirus cases in the country very seriously. But inaction towards violation of COVID protocol, especially in election rallies and road shows, is a matter of grave concern. It needs appropriate attention," Mayawati said in a tweet in Hindi. (PTI)

    12:47 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Madhya Pradesh suspends bus operations with Chhattisgarh till April 15

    The Madhya Pradesh government on Wednesday suspended bus operations with Chhattisgarh till April 15 in the wake of a rise in COVID-19 cases in the neighbouring state. An order to this effect was issued by the Madhya Pradesh transport department. On Sunday, MP Chief Minister Shivraj Singh said the state government will restrict the movement of people from Chhattisgarh to curb the spread of COVID-19. As per the transport department's order issued on Wednesday, the movement of passenger buses between MP and Chhattisgarh will remain suspended from April 7 to 15. (PTI)

    12:45 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    New strain affecting people in a shorter duration of time, suspects Rajesh Tope

    We suspect that there is a new strain that is affecting people in a shorter duration of time. Samples have been sent to National Centre for Disease Control to ascertain this: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on COVID19 situation (ANI)

    12:31 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Won't let supply of medical oxygen be affected: Rajesh Tope

    12 metric tonnes of oxygen is produced & over 7 tonnes of oxygen is consumed daily. We've demanded that we should be supplied medical oxygen from nearby states. If needed, we'll close down industries that use oxygen but won't let supply of medical oxygen be affected: Rajesh Tope. (ANI)

    12:30 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Various vaccination centres do not have sufficient vaccine doses, says Maharashtra Health Minister

    We do not have enough vaccine doses at various vaccination centres, and people have to be sent back due to a shortage of doses. We have demanded from the Centre that people of age group 20-40 years must be vaccinated on priority: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope. (ANI)

    12:29 (IST)07 Apr 2021
    Coronavirus Lockdown India Live News: Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb tests positive for COVID19

    "I have been tested positive for Covid-19. I have isolated myself at home as per the advice of doctors. I request everyone to please follow all the covid appropriate behaviour and stay safe," Tripura CM Biplab Kumar Deb tweeted.

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