No Limits on Inter & Intra-State Movement: Centre to States
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Centre wrote to all state Chief Secretaries on Saturday, 22 August, stating that there should be no restrictions on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods.
Meanwhile, on Saturday, India recorded its biggest single-day spike of 69,878 cases and 945 deaths, according to the health ministry.
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 22.8 million, while the deaths have increased to over 7,97,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
- As on Saturday, 22 August, there are currently 6,97,330 active cases and 22,22,578 people have been discharged, said the Health Ministry.
- India’s COVID-19 recovery rate has increased to over 74 percent with record 62,282 patients having been discharged in a day, the Health Ministry said on Friday
- Haryana ordered shutting down of all offices and shops, except those deemed essential, every Saturday and Sunday due to the COVID-19 outbreak
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No Restrictions on Inter- & Intra-State Movements: Centre to States
Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla has written to all states’ chief secretaries stating that there should be no restrictions on inter-state and intra-state movement of persons and goods. His letter states that any such restriction amounts to a violation of guidelines issued by MHA.
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India Records Biggest One-Day Jump of 69,878 Cases
India recorded biggest single-day spike of 69,878 cases and 945 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to Health Ministry.
As on Saturday, 22 August, there are currently 6,97,330 active cases and 22,22,578 people have been discharged, said the Health Ministry.
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