Coronavirus India Live Updates: India, within the final 24 hours, added over two lakh new Covid-19 instances, an unprecedented determine, to take its cumulative rely to over 1.Four crore. India has been the world’s worst-hit nation since April 2, forcing states scrambling to impose curbs to regulate the virus. With 2,00,739 new instances, the nation’s energetic case tally now stands at 14,71,877.
Meanwhile, the Education Ministry on Wednesday postponed the CBSE Class 12 board exams and cancelled the Class 10 exams amid rising considerations over the surge in Covid-19 infections within the nation. For the Class 12 examination, the Ministry will evaluation the state of affairs on June 1 to resolve contemporary dates and make an announcement not less than two weeks earlier than the beginning of the exams.
The resolution, which impacts roughly 21.5 lakh Class 10 college students and 14 lakh Class 12 college students throughout the nation, was taken at a gathering that Prime Minister Narendra Modi had with Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal and the Ministry’s prime officers on Wednesday afternoon. The assembly was additionally attended by the Cabinet Secretary and Principal Secretary to the PM. The Class 10 and 12 exams have been earlier scheduled to start out May 4.
The Bihar authorities has been struggling to battle the brand new surge in instances because the state is working wanting hospital beds to deal with important sufferers. Covid beds at about 20 authorities and personal hospitals are already full. AIIMS, Patna Director PK Singh mentioned: “We have been increasing beds but it is not enough. It is very difficult to accomodate referred cases”.
Naga sadhus proceed to take a dip within the Ganga throughout Kumbh Mela on Wednesday. (Reuters)
Amid Covid surge, 13.5 lakh take shahi snan at Kumbh
Despite steep rise in Covid-19 instances throughout the nation, greater than 13.5 lakh devotees turned up on the ghats of Ganga in Haridwar for the third shahi snan in the course of the Kumbh Mela on Wednesday, officers mentioned.
While the authorities mentioned satisfactory measures, corresponding to necessary adverse RTPCR studies for these coming in, have been in place to make sure security of the devotees, lots of the guests The Indian Express spoke to mentioned perception was extra vital than the pandemic. Kumbh occurs as soon as in 12 years and so they can’t miss it, the devotees mentioned.
“It is a matter of faith which is bigger than anything else. I am a believer in god. How can I miss this opportunity to take bath on this auspicious day,” mentioned Vicky Tyagi, a railway worker posted in Delhi who arrived right here on Tuesday with three of his mates. In their 20s, they mentioned they took the Narsan path to enter Uttarakhand from Uttar Pradesh.
Revised Covid-19 tips in place, curfew from 6 pm to five am throughout Rajasthan
The Rajasthan authorities on Wednesday revised the curfew timings throughout the state from 6 pm to five am, officers mentioned Wednesday.
Last week, it had introduced evening curfew in city areas of ten districts between eight pm and 6 am, bar Udaipur, the place it was between 6 pm and 6 am. Now, a curfew will likely be in place throughout the state from 6 pm to five am. As per the order, all workplaces, bazaars, and enterprise institutions — bar exempted classes corresponding to IT corporations, chemists, bus/railway stations and many others — will likely be shut by 5 pm.
The cap on the variety of individuals attending weddings has been introduced all the way down to 50, from 100 individuals, whereas for conducting final rites solely 20 individuals will likely be allowed. Also, whereas the variety of individuals at social, political, leisure, and many others programmes have been earlier capped at 100, all such gatherings have now been prohibited.