Coronavirus (Covid-19) India Lockdown News Live Updates: India, in the last
24 hours, recorded 3,68,147 new Covid-19 cases, taking the cumulative tally
Coronavirus India Live Updates: Amid a surge in coronavirus cases, the Uttar
Pradesh government on Monday decided to increase the duration of the weekend
lockdown by 48 hours to cover Tuesday and Wednesday also. “The curfew from
Friday 8 pm to Tuesday 7 am has been extended for 48 hours. Now it will
continue till May 6 till 7 am,” Additional Chief Secretary, Information,
Navneet Sehgal told PTI.
Meanwhile, Delhi has sought the help of the Army to set up, operationalise
and run Covid-19 health facilities with oxygenated non-ICU and ICU beds, as
the Capital is fighting against an increase in the number of fresh
infections, daily deaths, while people are running from pillar to post in
search of oxygen and other medical essentials.
On the other hand, as many as 24 patients, including 23 suffering from
Covid-19, died in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar due to alleged oxygen shortage
in the district hospital, officials said. Family members of the victims also
staged a demonstration at the hospital and alleged there was a shorten of
oxygen and raised slogans.
Also, the Indian Premier League match between Kolkata Knight Riders and Royal
Challengers Bangalore on Monday has been postponed after two Indian players
in the KKR team — spinner Varun Chakravarthy and medium pacer Sandeep Warrier
— tested positive for Covid-19. India, in the last 24 hours, recorded
3,68,147 new Covid-19 cases, taking the cumulative tally to 1,99,25,604. As
many as 3,417 new coronavirus-related fatalities were also recorded, taking
the nationwide death toll to 218,959.