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7th April News Digest: India records over 15 lakh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours; Delhi imposes night curfew to curb the spreading virus

Rida Shaikh

India witnesses over 1.07 lakh COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours

The second wave of the novel coronavirus is proving to be much more damaging and infectious for India as the country registered a record spike of over 1.07 lakh cases in the last 24 hours. The Centre said on Tuesday that the deadly virus is reading at a much faster pace in the country and that the next four weeks of the second phase will be very much crucial for everyone.

Many states across the country have re-imposed several restrictions and night curfew in order to contain the unprecedented surge of the novel coronavirus. The country recorded 1,15,736 total cases in the last day. This took its total tally to 1.28 crore.

Vaccination for every age group won’t be available anytime soon, says Centre

The Central Government recently announced that vaccination against the novel coronavirus for a wider age group will not be available anytime soon as the authorities are aiming to protect the vulnerable crowd against it first. Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, “Why did we prioritise some groups over others? Because in this phase of vaccination (till around July), vaccines will be in limited supply.”

While defending his earlier remarks which were widely criticised, Rajesh Bhushan furthermore said, “The approach is that those vulnerable to mortality need to be covered soonest. The aim is to protect the most vulnerable. The aim is never to vaccinate whoever wants it, but always whoever needs it.”

Delhi imposes night curfew from 10 pm to 5 am until 30th April

Amid the rising cases of COVID-19, authorities in Delhi have imposed a night curfew to contains the spread of the virus. The night curfew will begin at 10 pm and will end at 5 am the next morning. This will be imposed until 30th April.

However, there will be no restrictions imposed on the inter-state and intrastate movement of goods and various essential as well as non-essential services. People who are in an urgent need to travel will be exempted from the night curfew restrictions on producing an expats. Similarly, those selling groceries and essential goods, working in the print or electronic media or the healthcare industry will be exempted from the curfew.

 

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