Punjab imposes fresh Covid-19 curbs amid rising cases
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh Tuesday ordered fresh guidelines in the state to contain the spread of virus.
Concerned over the rising coronavirus cases, Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh Tuesday ordered fresh guidelines in the state to contain the spread of virus. The CM said the capacity of indoor gatherings would be restricted to 100 and outdoor gatherings to 200 from March 1, along with strict enforcement on wearing of mask and social distancing. Coronavirus testing would also to be ramped to 30,000 a day.
India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases rose to 1,10,16,434 on Tuesday, with 10,584 new infections being reported in a day, while the recoveries have surpassed 1.07 crore, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. With 78 new fatalities in a day, the overall death toll increased to 1,56,463.
Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan Tuesday said over 1.17 crore people have been vaccinated against Covid-19 so far.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease reached 1,07,12,665. Translating to a national recovery rate of 97.24 per cent. While the case fatality rate stands at 1.42 per cent.
The active coronavirus infections in the country have reduced to 1,47,306. Also, which comprises 1.34 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.
Maharashtra, Kerala, and Punjab are among the five states termed “concern states” by the Centre due surge in number of cases reported in the last one week. The other two in the list are Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh.
According to the data, the country’s active caseload as on Monday stood at 1,50,055 cases. In addition, which is 1.36 per cent of the total positive cases. The Health Ministry stated that seven states or UTs have not reported any new cases in last 24 hours.