COVID-19: Centrally Protected Monuments to be Shut Till 15 May
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All centrally protected monuments, sites and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be shut with immediate effect till 15 May due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the Centre said on Thursday, 15 April.
The Uttar Pradesh government, meanwhile, has extended the timings of the ‘corona curfew’ in existence. The curfew will now be effective from 8 pm to 7 am in districts with more than 2,000 active cases, including Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur Nagar, Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Meerut, Gorakhpur.
India reported 2,00,739 fresh COVID-19 cases on Thursday in the biggest one-day spike so far, taking the country’s total to 1,40,74,564, while the death toll rose by 1,038 to 1,73,123. As per data from the Union Health Ministry, there are 14,71,877 active cases in the country, while 1,24,29,564 patients have been discharged so far.
- Delhi on Thursday reported 16,699 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the national capital to 7,84,137
- Maharashtra reported 61,695 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the state to 36,39,855
- The Rajasthan government has imposed night curfew in all its cities from 6 pm to 6 am between 16 April and 30 April
- The Maharashtra government’s 15-day statewide restrictions came into effect from 8 pm on Wednesday, with Section 144 imposed across the state
- Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in self-isolation
16,699 New COVID Cases, 112 Deaths in Delhi
Delhi on Thursday reported 16,699 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the national capital to 7,84,137. The death toll increased by 112 to 11,652.
61,695 New COVID Cases in Maharashtra
Maharashtra on Thursday reported 61,695 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the state to 36,39,855. The death toll increased by 349 to 59,153.
Keep Grocery Stores, Chemist Shops Outside Restrictions Under Sec 144: Centre to States
The Centre on Thursday asked states to keep grocery stores/warehouses and chemist shops outside the restrictions under Section 144 to maintain smooth supplies. It also asked them to create awareness among the people to stop panic-buying, and ensure there is no hike in prices of essential items, PTI reported.
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