Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday said wearing masks will be mandatory for the next six months in the state. Addressing people of the state on social media, Thackeray said experts are in favour of imposing night curfew or another lockdown, but he is not in favour of these steps. The coronavirus situation in the state is under control, through not completely, he said. “Prevention is better than cure. Wearing of mask at public places should be made a habit for another six months at least,” Thackeray said.
India reported 26,624 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours. With 341 fatalities, the death toll touched 1,45,477. There are as many as 3,08,751 active cases in the country, while 95,80,402 people have recovered from the disease. With 6,294 cases, Kerala now has more than seven lakh confirmed infections. India is only the second country in the world, after the United States, to have more than one crore confirmed novel coronavirus infections.
Globally, U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson imposed a full lockdown on London and large parts of southeast England in a desperate attempt to stop a new strain of coronavirus that is spreading rapidly in the region. Sydney also widened restrictions following 30 new local Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours amid a growing outbreak in the Australian city’s Northern Beaches area. South Korea also reported a surge after an outbreak in a Seoul prison infected 185 people