In India, 47,262 cases of coronavirus cases have been reported so far and 275 fatalities on Wednesday. It was recorded as the highest single-day spike since early November taking the tally to 1,17,34,058. Amid the surge in the number of coronavirus cases, the Delhi government has instructed surveillance in cinema halls, metro and religious place, which they believe are the super-spreaders of Covid-19.
In wake of the increasing number of #COVID19 cases, cinema halls, malls, metro and religious place have been called ‘super spreader’ areas. All DMS have been instructed to increase surveillance in areas: Delhi Government
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— ANI (@ANI) March 24, 2021
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“All DMS have been instructed to increase surveillance in areas,” news agency ANI quoted the Delhi Government as saying. So far, Delhi has reported 620 recoveries and four deaths. As per the official data, the total cases in the city have gone up to 6,49,973, including 4,411 active cases and 6,34,595 recoveries.
According to the Health Ministry, Punjab, Maharashtra, and Gujarat are the worst-hit states in the country with the highest daily new coronavirus cases. 23,907 patients have been discharged in a day, bringing the total of discharged patients to 1,12,05,160.
As cases surge, BMC to increase beds in 2 weeks For ‘Worst-Case Scenario’
According to media reports, BMC is planning to increase the number of beds at Covid care centres in two weeks. This comes after the surge in the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra. According to BMC, there has been an increase in the occupancy of beds. So, they have decided to increased beds to 18,000 from the current 14,000 in dedicated Covid hospitals.
Meanwhile, Narottam Mishra, Madhya Pradesh Home Minister, said. “If cases increase at this pace, then we would soon return to the situation that prevailed earlier. With folded hands, I urge people to follow all guidelines. The government is mulling imposing lockdown on Sundays in 2-3 cities.”
5.08 Vaccinated, All People Over 45 To Get Covid Vaccine
This day was recorded as the highest since November 11, when 47,905 infections were recorded. After the immunization drive that began on January 16, the country has inoculated 5,08 crore, people, after the approval of ‘Covishield‘ and ‘Covaxin’.
Also, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Monday said that the government has decided to vaccinate everyone over the age of 45, with or without comorbidities.
It has been decided that from 1st April, the vaccine will open for everybody above 45 years of age. We request that all eligible should immediately register and get vaccinated: Union Minister Prakash Javadekar #COVID19 pic.twitter.com/RWoTORzYnW
— ANI (@ANI) March 23, 2021
(with inputs from agencies)
Published : March 24, 2021 11:38 am | Updated:March 24, 2021 12:46 pm