The Prime Minister of New Delhi announced on 23 May that he would relax the sanctions COVID-19 From next week if the number of infections decreases.
Reuters reported that, for weeks, India The devastating second wave of COVID-19 has suffered, causing the health system to collapse and lack of oxygen supplies, hospital beds, and medical supplies.
On May 23, the country recorded 3,741 deaths and 240,842 new infections in 24 hours. This is the lowest daily number of new cases in India in more than a month.
The capital New Delhi – one of the once epidemic-hit cities – had to close on 20 April. However, New Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that while new infections have declined in recent weeks, the positive test rate has also fallen below 2.5%, down from 36% in April.
“If cases continue to decrease within a week, we will start the reopening process from May 31,” Kejriwal told a press conference on May 23.
He also said that the capital New Delhi has registered about 1,600 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
The head of the Medical Research Council of India once said that districts with high infection rates should be closed for six to eight weeks to break the chain of transmission. Currently, many states in India are still in a state of closure, raising concerns about the economic impact of the epidemic.
The daily COVID-19 cases across India are on the downward path after reaching the peak on 9 May. The Government of India revealed on 23 May that it was conducting a record number of COVID-19 tests, with more than 2.1 million samples tested in the last 24 hours.
However, experts have also warned that India may face a third wave of infection in the coming months and many states are unable to vaccinate people under 45 years due to a shortage in supply of the COVID-19 vaccine .
So far, the country of manufacture Vaccination The world’s largest population has only fully immunized more than 41.6 million people – or 3.8% of its population of 1.35 billion.
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