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COVID: Delhi Under Weekend Restrictions Beginning Tonight

Catch all the updates on the coronavirus outbreak here. 

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Catch all the updates on the coronavirus outbreak here. 
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In view of the surge in covid cases, Delhi is under weekend restrictions beginning Friday, 16 April night. For those engaged in essential services or goods and personal emergencies etc as per DDMA orders, movement passes are being issued.

Maharashtra and Delhi, with 63,729 and 19,486 infections respectively, on Friday, reported their biggest ever single-day surge in coronavirus cases.

Odisha Government, meanwhile, suspended COVID vaccination in urban areas of 10 districts bordering Chhattisgarh after a weekend shutdown was announced on Thursday. Vaccination will continue in rural areas of the 10 districts as per guidelines.

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday announced a lockdown on every Sunday across the state. All markets and offices will remain closed, but essential services will continue to run. Uttar Pradesh, on Friday, recorded 27,426 new COVID cases.

India reported 2,17,353 fresh COVID-19 cases on Friday, 16 April, in the biggest one-day spike so far, taking the country’s total to 1,42,91,917, while the death toll rose by 1,185 to 1,74,308. As per data from the Union Health Ministry, there are 15,69,743 active cases in the country, while 1,25,47,866 patients have been discharged so far.

Snapshot
  • 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
  • All centrally protected monuments, sites and museums under the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) will be shut with immediate effect till 15 May
10:53 PM , 16 Apr

Security Forces Witness a 5-Fold Jump in Cases in 10 Days

Paramilitary forces have witnessed an approximate five-fold jump in active COVID-19 cases in the last 10 days.

On 5 April, 522 Central Armed Police Force Jawans had tested positive, while 10 days later the number has shot up 2,915.

Total infected jawans who tested positive in the last 24 hours has also increased by five-times, reported ANI.

CRPF and BSF have reportedly seen the highest spike in COVID-19 cases.

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10:28 PM , 16 Apr

Gandhi Hospital, Secunderabad Turned Into Exclusive COVID Hospital

Gandhi Hospital in Secunderabad has been turned into exclusive COVID hospital.

A circular issued by the office of superintendent of the hospital reads that the decision has been taken in view of the Rapid Surge of COVID-19 cases.

“Therefore, Heads of Department, Faculty (are) hereby instructed not to admit the non-coved cases, but emergency and terminally ill patients should stabilised and then transferred. The cases which are present in their respective wards should be cleared at the earliest and all beds should be made available for COVID patients.”   
The circular
10:19 PM , 16 Apr

Delhi Under Weekend Restrictions Beginning Tonight

In view of the surge in covid cases, Delhi is under weekend restrictions beginning Friday, 16 April night. For those engaged in essential services or goods and personal emergencies etc as per DDMA orders, movement passes are being issued.

Meanwhile Delhi Police has started a helpline to facilitate the Movement Pass for eligible persons as per DDMA order to facilitate those in essential services and goods. The Helpline is set up at Police Headquarters with pilot number 01123469900.

If eligible persons face any difficulty or inconvenience in getting their movement passes from police authorities, or require any clarifications, they can call for assistance on the Delhi Police Movement Pass Helpline,

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10:01 PM , 16 Apr

Schools, Colleges and Universities in Tripura to Remain Suspended

Schools, colleges and universities in Tripura to remain suspended from 17 April as a precautionary measure, says Education Minister Ratanlal Nath.


Published: 16 Apr 2021, 9:51 AM IST
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