The Assam government on Tuesday imposed a night curfew across the state from 8 pm to 5 am with immediate effect till May 1 to contain a surge of coronavirus cases.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said his government will import 21 oxygen plants from France and 18 tankers from Bangkok to meet shortages.
India will receive its first batch of Russia’s Sputnik V vaccine against Covid on May 1, said the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund.
Meanwhile, India on Tuesday registered 3,23,144 new coronavirus cases in a day, taking the total number of infections since the pandemic broke out in January 2020, to 1,76,36,307. While the single-day infection count is slightly less than Monday’s count, India registered more than 3 lakh cases for the sixth day in a row. With 2,771 deaths, the toll went up to 1,97,894.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 14.7 crore people and killed over 31.16 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University. Over 8.51 crore people have recovered from the infection.