COVID-19: Week-Long Lockdown in Tamil Nadu Till 31 May
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India on Sunday, 23 May, reported 2,40,842 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,65,30,132. The death toll increased by 3,741 to 2,99,266.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, there are currently 28,05,399 active cases across the country, while 2,34,25,467 patients have been discharged so far, with 3,55,102 discharges reported in the last 24 hours.
- All BMC-run vaccination centres will remain shut in Mumbai on Sunday, the civic body said, adding that the details for Monday will be shared on Sunday
- Maharashtra on Saturday reported 26,133 new coronavirus cases and 682 deaths
- The partial coronavirus curfew in Uttar Pradesh has been extended till 31 May
- More than 19.50 crore vaccine doses have been administered since India’s inoculation drive began on 16 January
Delhi Lockdown Extended Till 31 May, Unlock Hope After That
The lockdown in Delhi has been extended till 5 am of 31 May, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Sunday, adding that the process to unlock the national capital will begin in a phased manner after that if the cases continue to come down.
As many as 1,600 new coronavirus cases have been reported in Delhi, with the positivity rate further dipping to 2.5 percent, Kejriwal pointed out.
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Inoculation Drive For 18-44 Group Suspended as Vaccine Supply Isn't Smooth: Maha CM
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said that the COVID-19 inoculation drive for the 18-44 age group has been suspended as the supply of vaccines isn't smooth.
"I'm hopeful that from June, production capacity of vaccines will increase. Then we can run 24-hour vaccination drive in the state," he was quoted as saying by ANI during an interaction with pediatricians.
Over 21 Lakh Samples Tested for COVID on Saturday: ICMR
As many as 32,86,07,937 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up till 22 May, of which 21,23,782 samples were tested on Saturday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said.
The number of tests conducted on Saturday is the highest in a single day so far.
The daily positivity rate has declined to 11.34 percent, the Centre said.
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