Coronavirus Lockdown in India May 4 Highlights, Coronavirus Cases and Covid Deaths in India, Phase 3 Vaccination, Covid-19 Vaccine Tracker: While national capital Delhi saw the biggest spike with 448 Covid deaths, Maharashtra has shown a steady decline in coronavirus cases.
While there is no news of all India lockdown despite the buzz, more and more cities across the country are under stringent curbs to check the surge of Coronavirus. (PTI Photo)
Coronavirus Vaccine Tracker Highlights, Covid-19 Cases in India May 4 Highlights: With over 3.5 lakh new Covid-19 cases, India crossed the 2-crore mark on Tuesday. The health ministry data shows that India recorded 3,57,229 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. Today’s tally saw a minor dip in the fatality numbers. The May 4 health bulletin says that 3,449 Indians lost their lives due to Covid-19 infection and related complications. While national capital Delhi saw the biggest spike with 448 Covid deaths, Maharashtra has shown a steady decline in coronavirus cases. While these numbers are encouraging, the main point is to see whether there has been any change in the testing numbers or not.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Tuesday said 15 districts, including Mumbai and Thane, are showing a decline in daily COVID-19 cases, but other districts are still exhibiting an upward trend in the state. He said the government is targeting to reduce the number of coronavirus infections in the districts with high caseload. Tope said the state government was in talks with the manufacturer of Russian vaccine Sputnik V to arrive at a purchase price for the jab. He said the global expression of interest, floated by the state government for vaccine purchase, has received a good response from companies. “COVID-19 cases are still on the rise in around 20 districts, including Sangli, Satara, Buldhana and Kolhapur, and our target is to reduce them,” Tope was quoted as saying by PTI. He said COVID-19 cases are declining daily in 15 districts – Mumbai, Dhule, Nanded, Bhandara, Thane, Nashik, Latur, Nandurbar, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Amravati, Raigad, Osmabanad, Chandrapur and Gondia. The district administrations in areas where cases are rising have been asked to increase bed capacity in hospitals, the minister said.
Coronavirus-induced restrictions imposed by states and union territories:
*Delhi: The national capital has been under lockdown since April 19 and it will continue till May 10. *Bihar on May 4 imposed a lockdown till May 15. *Uttar Pradesh has extended its weekend lockdown further by two more days till Thursday. *Haryana is under a seven-day long lockdown from May 3. Earlier, a weekend curfew was enforced in nine districts. *Odisha: A 14-day lockdown has been imposed in the entire state from May 5 till May 19. *Rajasthan has imposed lockdown-like restrictions till May 17. *Karnataka imposed a lockdown from the night of April 27 till May 12. *Jharkhand is under lockdown-like restrictions from April 22 till May 6. *Chhattisgarh has allowed district collectors to extend lockdown, which was to end on May 5, till May 15. *Punjab saw extensive curbs, in addition to measures like a weekend lockdown and a night curfew which will be in force till May 15. *Madhya Pradesh has imposed ‘corona curfew’ till May 7 with only essential services allowed. *Gujarat has imposed a night curfew in 29 cities, besides other restrictions on movement and gathering at public places. *Maharashtra had imposed lockdown-like curbs on April 5 coupled with prohibitory orders and restrictions on the movement of people. The curbs were later extended till May 15. *Goa lifted a four-day lockdown on Monday, except in tourist hotspots like Calangute and Candolim in North Goa, but the government said COVID-19-induced restrictions will remain in force till May 10 during which various commercial establishments will remain closed while political and social gatherings will be banned. *Tamil Nadu has imposed extensive curbs including on all political, social and cultural activities till May 20. *Kerala has announced severe lockdown-like restrictions from May 4 till May 9. *Puducherry has extended lockdown till May 10. *Telangana has imposed night curfew till May 8. *Andhra Pradesh has announced a partial curfew from 12 noon to 6 AM from May 6 for two weeks. The state had earlier imposed a night curfew. *West Bengal last week imposed extensive curbs including ban on all kinds of gatherings. *Assam advanced the night curfew to 6 PM from the current 8 PM with restrictions imposed on the movement of people at public places from Wednesday. Night curfew was imposed on April 27 till May seven. *Nagaland has imposed partial lockdown with stricter rules from April 30 to May 14. *Mizoram is under an eight-day lockdown in Aizawl and other district headquarters town from May 3. *Jammu and Kashmir administration has extended the lockdown in four districts of Srinagar, Baramulla, Budgam and Jammu districts till May 6. Night curfew continues in all municipal/urban local body limits of all 20 districts. *Uttarakhand: State has reimposed several restrictions and night curfew. *Himachal Pradesh: Night curfew in four districts out of 12 and weekend shutdown.
As the nation battles the second wave of the coronavirus, here are the latest updates from India and around the world: