The Nagaland government on Friday announced seven-day “total lockdown” in its capital city Kohima to break the chain of Covid-19 spread in the city. The Deputy Commissioner (DC), Kohima, Gregory Thejawelie promulgated the order in Kohima Municipal Area under Kohima Sadar Jurisdiction with effect from July 25 to July 31. Before this, Tamil Nadu too had announced that Coimbatore would undergo two-day complete lockdown starting Saturday. In a bid to curb the rise of Covid-19 cases, district collector K Rajamani Friday announced the shutdown from Saturday 5 pm till Monday 6 am.
No flight will operate to and from the Kolkata airport on July 25 and 29, amid the total lockdown in place across the state on both the days, officials said Friday. “As of now, it has been decided that there will be no flight operations on July 25 and 29,” news agency PTI quoted an official at the Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose International (NSCBI) Airport as saying. The West Bengal government has decided to impose complete lockdown two days a week in the state to break the chain of Covid transmission.
AIIMS Delhi on Friday administered first dose of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin to a 30-year-old male. The subject will be monitored for two weeks after which he will be given the second dose.The Covid-19 tally in India rose to 12,87,945 on Friday after 49,311 fresh cases were reported within a span of 24 hours. Covaxin is India’s Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by Bharat Biotech India (BBIL) in collaboration with the National Institute of Virology (NIV).
Globally, 15,445,043 people have been infected with the virus so far. While 8,763,516 people have recovered, as many as 632,173 fatalities have been registered till now. The United States continued to remain the worst-affected followed by Brazil and India.