Coronavirus Lockdown in India (Nagpur, Aurangabad, Parbhani, Pune districts Maharashtra), Covid Cases Highlights: The number of Covid-19 cases in India is rising once again in several districts across states. India has reported 24,882 new COVID19 cases, 19,957 recoveries, and 140 deaths in the last 24 hours. A complete lockdown has now been imposed in Aurangabad on weekends, due to a rise in COVID19 cases. The total number of COVID19 cases in Aurangabad district is 57,755 including 5,569 active cases, till yesterday. Earlier, lockdowns were announced for Nagpur City and Parbhani districts of Maharashtra. Tight curbs have been imposed in Pune also. Cases are rising across Maharashtra. On Friday, Maharashtra recorded this year’s highest one-day spike on the third day in a row with 15,817 new infections coming to light, a health official said. Maharashtra reported 15,602 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday.
Amid news of lockdowns in Maharashtra, India has recorded a significant milestone in the countrywide COVID19 vaccination drive which started on 16th January, 2021. More than 20 lakh (20,53,537) vaccine doses were given on Day-56 of the vaccination drive (12th March, 2021) through 30,561 sessions. This is the highest single day vaccine administration so far, according to the health ministry.
India on Friday reported 23,285 new COVID-19 cases, 15,157 recoveries, and 117 deaths in the last 24 hours. On March 11, 2021, Maharashtra alone reported more than 14,000 new coronavirus cases. So much so that Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray had to warn of lockdowns in more areas of the state after it has already been announced for Nagpur City (Read Details Here).
Maharashtra has more than half of the total Covid-19 caseload in India.
The Punjab government has further imposed night curfew in four more districts and closed all schools amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the state, PTI reported. In total, the night curfew is imposed from 11 pm to 5 am in eight districts of Punjab — Ludhiana, Patiala, Mohali, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Nawanshahr, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur.
Even as the vaccination drive against the Covid-19 has started in the country, coronavirus cases are rising across states. The government has blamed the laxity of people as the main reason behind the rising number of cases in the country.
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