Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will chair a meeting with state district collectors to discuss the status of COVID vaccination, on January 18 at 4 pm. Mysore BJP MP Pratap Simha and one more senior leader are against implementing a weekend curfew in the state. "Rather don't close businesses and think of people's plight and take decisions," said Simha. CM will take the final decision on January 21.
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Amid rise in COVID-19 cases, the government of Jammu and Kashmir on January 15, announced that there will be complete restrictions on non-essential movements during weekends in the entire union territory. State executive committee issued an order, on the same. The order reads, "Night curfew shall continue to remain in force in all districts from 9 pm to 6 am with complete restriction on non-essential movement".
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope told the cabinet that the state is likely to see a record surge in Covid-19 cases between January and February, he stressed imposing restrictions and ramping up vaccination drive to curb infections. He stated, ''The cases have seen a decline in last two days, but it does not mean that the curve is flattening''. Maharashtra tops the chart in recording the highest number of cases.
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, who recently tested COVID positive, recovered from the virus. On January 9, he took to Twitter and posted a tweet in Hindi, which read, "After recovering from Corona, I am back at your service". Meanwhile, Arvind Kejriwal addressed a press conference at 12 noon, today and informed that Delhi Government is not planning any lockdown in the National Capital and asked people to follow safety protocols.
Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai clarified and said, no decision on lockdown has been taken in the state. Despite COVID-19 surge and Omicron rise, the Karnataka Government assured to be prepared for the crisis, if any. The CM also said, the decision regarding the lockdown and curbs will be taken as per experts recommendation after a Cabinet meeting. Furthermore, Karnataka is one of the worst COVID-19 hit Indian states.
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Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar warned of a possible lockdown, if COVID-19 cases continue to surge. "We will have to impose lockdown in Mumbai if daily COVID cases cross the 20,000 mark," said Pednekar. Notably, on January 3, Mumbai alone registered 8,082 COVID-19 cases, the highest since April 2021, with 40 cases of Omicron. In addition, as of now, schools for classes 1 to 9 are shut, amid COVID concerns.
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Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, while addressing a meeting at state secretariat Nabanna, stated that though the COVID-19 situation is under control, fresh curbs will be announced if the cases surge. "Though the situation remains under control, we should not lower our guards," said Banerjee. As per sources, the state has recorded six cases of Omicron so far.
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Netherlands imposed strict lockdown, in the view of COVID-19's new variant, Omicron. Starting from December 19, Schools, colleges, offices, non essential shops, restaurants and bars will remain shut until January 14, 2022. The Dutch Government, on December 18, released a notification, which read, "Netherlands is going into lockdown again from tomorrow". He further said that the move was 'unavoidable' as a fifth wave is ongoing in the region… read-more
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The government of Austria on November 19 said it's set to reimpose lockdown due to increasing COVID-19 cases, making it the first country in western Europe to take this step. Reportedly, the lockdown will come into effect on November 22 and last for 20 days, which would help curb the active cases during the Christmas holidays. ''The blanket requirement to get vaccinated will start on February 1,'' said Alexander Schallenberg, Chancellor.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare of India on Twitter reported 11,106 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on November 19. Reportedly, the recovery rate stands at 98.28 percent, with total recoveries reaching 3,38,97,921, as per reports. Besides, the country's active caseload stands at 1,26,620 with a positivity rate of 0.98 … read-more