India recorded 38,164 new covid-19 cases in the 24 hours ending 8 am Monday, taking the total tally to over 3.11 crore. Out of these, active cases declined to 4.21 lakh while recoveries touch 3.03 crore. With 499 new fatalities, the death toll is now over 4.14 lakh. Daily death count falls below 500 for the first time since April 6.
After the Assam government on Monday announced that no public congregation will be allowed in the state on Eid in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government also issued fresh directives, prohibiting gatherings of more than 50 people at any place to celebrate the festival.
Earlier in the day, a plea was filed in the Supreme Court against the Pinayari Vijayan government in Kerala after it announced to reopen the state for the celebrations of Bakrid despite an uptick in Covid-19 cases. With 1.25 lakh active cases in Kerala, the Pinarayi Vijayan government has given in to pressure to lift lockdown restrictions for three days for Bakrid, which falls on July 21.
News Source : The Financial Express