Day 60 of coronavirus lockdown: Ground epic from Indian cities

TIMESOFINDIA.COM | Would possibly 23, 2020, 12: 21 IST

NEW DELHI: Streets had been once again jammed with traffic and veil-wearing possibilities had been viewed in markets in a complete lot of cities across the country because the nearly two-month-lengthy lockdown modified into once eased earlier this week.

This modified into once additionally the week when the series of coronavirus cases in the country crossed the 1,00,000-tag.

Here are the most modern updates



  • With the easing of lockdown restrictions and the graduation of vehicular movement in the capital and within attain regions, the air pollution degree in Delhi docked in the larger close of the ‘sensible’ category with the final Air Quality Index (AQI) at 162 at 9 am on Saturday.
  • The full series of containment zones in the metropolis reached 86 on Friday after 9 unique areas had been declared as containment zones.
  • The excise division on Friday ordered the opening of 66 private liquor shops that sell foreign and Indian-made foreign liquor in the capital. This is moreover about 172 shops bound by authorities agencies that had been allowed to originate from Would possibly 4.
  • Fresh Covid-19 cases in Delhi touched yet any other unique prime on Friday, the fourth in as many days, with 660 infections added to the metropolis’s virus rely, which crossed the 12,000 tag.



  • The BMC on Friday in the end issued orders allowing dwelling offer of liquor throughout the lockdown; across-the-counter sale remains barred. Deliveries would possibly presumably now not be allowed in containment zones, or areas the assign aside a Covid-19 patient or his high-probability contacts reside.
  • The metropolis’s toll breached the 900 tag at the same time as cases continued to rise by over a thousand for the sixth consecutive day. On Friday, 1,751 cases — the most attention-grabbing single-day rise — had been registered. Doubtlessly the most attention-grabbing silver lining modified into once that it recorded 27 deaths as in opposition to 41 on the two preceding days, taking the toll to 909.
  • In command to cut ready time of sufferers for ambulances, the BMC has made up our minds to manufacture exercise of the technology platform of app cabs in scream that it ought to display screen the movement of authorities ambulances realtime and despatch them like a flash the assign aside they are wanted.



  • Tamil Nadu govt has allowed plying of autos and cycle rickshaws from these days amid Covid-19 lockdown, except in Chennai & containment zones.
  • Tamil Nadu govt permits beauty parlours to operate in all rural areas other than Bigger Chennai Police limits from Would possibly 24 between 7 am and 7 pm.
  • Chennai recorded 569 cases as prime successfully being, finance, income and catastrophe management officials on increasing sanatorium beds, care centres, and facility for quarantine in Chennai in preparation for the head and a staggered exit from the lockdown.



  • Belagavi-Bengaluru tri-weekly particular say started its maiden bound at 8 am these days. 99 passengers beget boarded the say at Belagavi.
  • Karnataka authorities would possibly allow colleges to reopen in August however is yet to resolve whether teaching wants to be on-line or in classrooms or a mixture of both.
  • Of us returning to Karnataka by air, rail or boulevard from Maharashtra, Gujarat, TN, Delhi, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and are asymptomatic must endure institutional quarantine for seven days followed by seven days of dwelling quarantine if their test results near adverse.
  • Karnataka returnees from all diversified states will seemingly be exempted from institutional quarantine and will seemingly be asked to dwelling-quarantine for 14 days.
  • Karnataka on Thursday notched up yet any other feat in its battle in opposition to Covid-19 by conducting 11,449 assessments in a single day. The series of each day assessments has gone up by in the case of 250% from 3,279 on April 22.



  • Bigger Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) officials confirmed that tracing important and secondary contacts of Covid-19 sufferers who beget drivers and home workers has change into out to be a stressful job.
  • Four TRS legislators beget written to chief minister Okay Chandrasekhar Rao to offer free authorities quarantine in its assign aside of paid quarantine to Telangana workers strolling back from the Gulf.
  • Making a important shift in the therapy protocol of Covid-19 sufferers, the clinical and successfully being division is now contemplating treating soft sufferers additionally after discovering cases of complete families getting infected with the coronavirus. This switch is assumed of as more than 60% of the cases in the impart, in particular in Bigger Hyderabad limits, are from about a families.



  • Of us arriving at Amausi Airport from across the country will must be in dwelling quarantine for 14 days. The home air services assign aside to launch from Monday can beget 16 flights from Lucknow on Day 1 carrying in the case of 1,500 contributors caught in the metropolis. All passengers will seemingly be thermally scanned.
  • Even as many markets reopened in the metropolis following the left-ethical formulation, residents of Patrakarpuram in Gomtinagar and some diversified areas fancy Alambagh, Aaashiana and Faizullaganj must wait on till Monday to head taking a explore.
  • Confronted with the replacement of protests by impart authorities workers over its decision to suspend the cost of at least seven allowances amid the coronavirus-brought about economic slowdown, UP authorities has invoked the Significant Services and products Repairs Act, banning any strike in authorities departments for six months.



  • As the sun reappeared thru the cloud veil, indicators of lifestyles returned to Kolkata streets on Friday morning. A huge series of shutters went up and shops reopened after last closed for nearly two months.
  • The civil aviation regulator has released a provisional agenda for a whopping 93 fights out of Kolkata on Monday, the first day of home flights resuming operations after they had been grounded on March 24 to reside the spread of unusual coronavirus.



  • In an alarming trend, the series of staffers at Gujarat Cancer Compare Institute (GCRI) in Civil sanatorium campus who beget contracted coronavirus has climbed to 102. Against 600-unheard of sufferers treated by the sanatorium, this calculates to a ratio of 1 sure staffer for every six sufferers who took therapy at the 500-bed sanatorium.
  • On Friday, Ahmedabad district recorded 9,724 cumulative Covid-19 sure cases and 645 deaths. When it involves Indian cities, Ahmedabad is on the third location after Mumbai and Delhi and a minute bit sooner than Chennai.
  • With 288 Covid-19 sufferers discharged on Friday, the restoration payment of Ahmedabad metropolis is now 39%, up from 19% on Would possibly 5, when the unique crisis management crew took over.



  • Come Would possibly 26 and the Chandigarh Passport Seva Kendra and the regional passport field of work will originate the assignment for an appointment for applicants.
  • After starting the sale of liquor and groceries objects from CSD canteens for militia personnel and veterans, the central authorities has now additionally resumed the sale of four- and two-wheelers. The decision modified into once critical awaited by the defence personnel and militia veterans, because the power modified into once closed since mid-March.
  • A total of 25 NRIs returned to Chandigarh on Friday. The UT administration brought them from airports in Amritsar, Delhi and Chandigarh Amongst these 25, 9 had been from the US, three from Malaysia and 13 from Canada. As many as 44 NRIs beget reached Chandigarh to this level. No doubt one of them has been discharged after ending his quarantine length.

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