Uttar Pradesh has extended its partial coronavirus curfew till May 31, a state government statement said on Saturday. Earlier, the UP government had clamped the restrictions till 7 am on May 24. “The Uttar Pradesh government is committed to safeguard the life and livelihood of people of the state. Keeping this in mind, the policy of partial coronavirus curfew was adopted,” the statement said, pointing out that the measure fetched positive results.
The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said the overall Covid case positivity has declined from 24.83 per cent on May 10 to 12.45 per cent on May 22, Health Ministry. It however said though there is an overall decline in case burden, the COVID-19 positivity rate is still over 10 per cent in 382 districts. The ministry, in its address to media, also made it clear that lactating mothers can also get vaccinated. They need not stop breastfeeding after their vaccination.
Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced a week-long complete lockdown without any relaxations. All shops will function till 9 pm today and from 6 am to 9 pm tomorrow for public to keep stock up necessary items. Public, private busses will allowed to ply today and tomorrow to other districts.
India recorded over 2.57 lakh new covid 19 cases in the last 24 hours ending 8 am Saturday, taking India’s total infections to over 2.62 crore. Out of the total cases, over 29 lakh are currently active, a number down under 30 lakh after three weeks, while over 2.30 crore people have recovered till now. With 4,194 new fatalities, the death toll is now at 2,95,525. Maharashtra’s daily count remains below 30,000. Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Kerala are top contributors.