Coronavirus India News Live Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday held a review meeting to discuss India’s vaccination strategy. Several issues related to the progress of vaccine development, regulatory approvals and procurement were discussed.
“Reviewed various issues like prioritisation of population groups, reaching out to HCWs, cold-chain Infrastructure augmentation, adding vaccinators and tech platform for vaccine roll-out,” Prime Minister Modi said in a tweet.
In other news, to stem the Covid-19 spread in the state, the Gujarat government Friday announced that night curfew– from 9 PM to 7 AM- will be imposed in Rajkot, Vadodara and Surat everyday. The decision comes a day after the government had announced a “complete curfew” in Ahmedabad city from Friday night till Monday morning with only allowing the opening of milk and medicines shops.
Following suit, the Madhya Pradesh government also announced that it will impose night curfew – from 10 PM to 6 AM– in five cities including Bhopal, Indore, Ratlam, Vidisha and Gwalior to curb rise of Covid-19 cases.
Meanwhile, India’s COVID-19 caseload surpassed the 90-lakh mark on Friday with 45,882 new cases, while the recoveries surged to 84.28 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.6 per cent, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,04,365 and the death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed. The COVID-19 case fatality rate has further declined to 1.46 per cent. There are 4,43,794 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.92 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.