The Haryana government on Sunday extended its covid-19 lockdown by a week, it will now stay in effect till 5 am on July 26. The state however introduced more relaxations and allowed restaurants, malls etc. to be open till 11 pm with 50 per vent capacity. Gyms will also be allowed to operate from 6 am to 9 pm, with half capacity. Up to 100 people are allowed for weddings and funerals.
India recorded 41,157 new cases of covid-19 in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Sunday. Active cases have marginally declined to 4.22 lakh. Kerala recorded the highest new cases(16,148) in one and a half months. The country also reported 518 new fatalities on Sunday. Maharashtra reported the highest deaths followed by Kerala.
India’s athletes are all set to participate in the Tokyo Olympics even as three athletes, two of them staying at the Olympic Village, have tested positive for covid-19, the Games Organising Committee announced on Sunday. Following the positive case, the Olympics organisers urged every team to be extra cautious.
The centre on Sunday said that over 41.99 crore coronavirus vaccine doses have so far been provided to states and union territories. It further said that over 2.56 crore unused doses are still available with the States/UTs and private hospitals.