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Complete lockdown in China’s Lanzhou as Covid-19 cases rise

Beijing: Amid rise in fresh cases of Covid-19, China has annouced a complete lockdown in Lanzhou city, the provincial capital of northwestern province Gansu. Lanzhou has a population of 4 million. China has once again witnessed an outbreak of Covid-19 cases, which has been linked to the highly contagious Delta variant. The lockdown in Lanzhou...

Total lockdown in Kerala this weekend amid spike in Covid cases

Thiruvananthapuram: Having come under severe criticism from the Supreme Court for announcing easing of Covid-related restrictions for Bakri Eid, the Kerala government on Wednesday announced total lockdown on July 24 and 25. The Pinnarayi Vijayan-led government had earlier announced three-day relaxation for Bakri Eid. The move did not go well with the SC which called...

India reports 38,079 cases of Covid-19, 560 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country reported 38,079 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the health department said on Saturday morning. As many as 560 patients lost their lives to the infection. The death toll has now reached 4.13 lakh. The active case load has declined to 4.24 lakh, and accounts for 1.36 per cent of...

Breather for Delhi: Malls, markets to open on odd-even basis from Monday

‘Situation under control’, says Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal as he announces decision to allow offices as well as Metro to function at 50% capacity from June 7 New Delhi: Shopping malls and markets in Delhi will be able to reopen from Monday, June 7, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said while announcing further relaxations in the...

Tamil Nadu extends lockdown for another week with additional curbs

Tamil Nadu on Saturday extended the lockdown in the state by another week as it battles a surge in COVID cases. The state put in place additional restrictions limiting the timing for shops selling essential commodities. The state’s previous lockdown was to end on May 24. The state has continued to register over 30,000 cases...

India records over 2.57 lakh new COVID cases

India recorded over 2.57 lakh new COVID cases in the last 24 hours and 4,194 fatalities during the same period. India’s total COVID cases now stand at 2.62 crores of which 29 lakh are currently active. This accounts for 11% of the total cases. The total fatality due to the disease stands at 2,95,525. India...

Karnataka, Kerala extend lockdown as cases surge

Karnataka on Friday extended the statewide lockdown till June 7 as it registered a surge in cases. It first imposed a lockdown on May 10 which was to end on May 24. The lockdown comes as the state recorded 32,218 new COVID cases and 353 deaths. With this, the state has 23,67,742 COVID cases and 24,207...

BREAKING: West Bengal announces 15-day lockdown from May 16

West Bengal that is battling a surge in COVID cases since the assembly elections have announced a lockdown for the next 15 days from May 16 onwards. The state recorded its single-day highest spike of 20,846 fresh COVID cases and has a total of 10,94,802. It reported 136 more deaths taking the total fatality to 12,993...

Rajasthan to impose strict lockdown from May 10 to 24

 A strict lockdown will be imposed in Rajasthan from Monday 5 am till May 24. People breaking the guidelines of the lockdown would be put under quarantine. Barring an emergency, all public and private buses would be off the roads. Transportations from one city to the other and no private buses will be allowed to...

Lockdown in Delhi extended by a week

The six-day lockdown in Delhi which was supposed to come to an end at 5 am on Monday has been extended by another week owing to the COVID-19 pandemic that is wreaking havoc in the national capital. An announcement in this regard was made by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. Kejriwal said, “Coronavirus still continues...

AMTS buses on Rs350 crore ventilator support

Manoj K Karia, Ahmedabad: The AMTS, which provides transport services to citizens in Ahmedabad, is struggling to stay afloat. The service which was already a loss-making unit is under severe financial stress due to COVID-19.    The AMTS service in Ahmedabad is suffering a loss of Rs80 lakh per day since it resumed service post-Unlock....

Lockdown woes: Rajkot school principal turns vegetable seller

To help counter the income shortage following COVID-19, the principal of a private school in Rajkot has taken to selling vegetables. Anil Bhatt, who has a master degree in education, told local media that he took to selling vegetables as it was difficult to run his household with no income. The school had shut down...