New Delhi: With 1,03,558 fresh Covid cases, India has seen the biggest-ever daily surge, taking the tally to 1,25,89,067. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday held a high-level meet to review the situation; central teams have been rushed to three states.
The death count increased to 1,65,101 with 478 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.
Meanwhile, Maharashtra will impose a weekend lockdown and night curfew beginning Monday as it battles a spike in Covid-19 cases, authorities said Sunday.
From Monday night until the end of April, a night curfew will be imposed, gatherings of more than four people banned, and private offices, restaurants, cinemas, swimming pools, bars, places of worship and public places such as beaches shut.
On weekends, only essential services would be allowed to operate.
“While imposing these restrictions, on the one hand, care has been taken not to affect the state’s economic cycle and not to harass the workers and labourers, and emphasis has been laid on closing crowded places,” the state government said in a statement late Sunday.
Public transport services would be allowed to operate, but at 50 percent capacity. Industrial and manufacturing activities in the state, as well as film shoots in Mumbaiwould be allowed to continue if health measures are observed.