COVID-19: BMC Issues Home Isolation Guidelines as Mumbai Logs in Over 20k Cases
India reported 90,928 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a massive jump from the 58,097 cases on Wednesday.
The Quint DAILY
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Chief Minister of Rajasthan Ashok Gehlot tested COVID-positive with mild symptoms on Thursday, 6 January.
Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 20,181 new COVID-19 cases and 4 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the city's active caseload to 79,260.
As COVID-19 cases in India continue to show an upward trend, India reported 90,928 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, a massive jump from the 58,097 cases on Wednesday.
India also reported 325 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,85,401.
The country's Omicron tally stands at 2,630, with Maharashtra and Delhi reporting the highest number of cases.
India's first Omicron-related death was reported from Rajasthan, the Health Ministry confirmed on Wednesday
Several states have announced COVID curbs in light of the rise in cases
Delhi reported 15,097 fresh cases and 6 deaths in the last 24 hours on Thursday – the highest single day spike in COVID cases in the national capital since May.
Dry Ration Kits to be Distributed Among Govt School Children
"With the shutting of Delhi govt schools due to the surge in COVID-19 cases, an order has been issued to distribute dry ration kits amongst all the students of state govt schools, in the form of mid-day meals", Delhi government was quoted saying by ANI.
Chandigarh: Non-Essential Activities Barred Between 10 pm & 5 am
Chandigarh Administration says that all non-essential activities are prohibited between 10pm-5am.
Further, educational institutions and sports complexes to remain closed, and 50% of staff of government and private offices will work from home.
Cinemas, malls, restaurants, etc. to operate at 50% capacity and all gatherings restricted to 50 persons indoors and 100 persons outdoor.
BMC Issues Renewed Home Isolation Guidelines
The BMC releases new guidelines for the home care and isolation for patients with asymptomatic or mild case of COVID-19.
Meanwhile, those with severe symptoms or comorbidities will be hospitalised upon a medical evaluation.
Read the full guidelines here:
Night Curfew Between 9 pm & 5 pm Imposed in Odisha
"With the rise in COVID-19 AND Omicron cases, Odisha government has issued a new guideline. Night curfew will be imposed from 9pm to 5am, starting tomorrow. A total of 100 guests allowed in weddings and 50 at funerals", ANI quoted Police Commissioner of Bhubaneswar-Cuttack SK Priyadarsi as saying.
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