India sets a night clock for New Delhi after a record 100,000 new Covid cases per day

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India immediately sets a curfew for New Delhi after the country saw a record increase in Covid-19 cases of more than 100,000 per day

  • Curfew is from 10pm to 5am in India’s capital, New Delhi
  • Essential services and travel to and from vaccination centers are exempt
  • India had the third highest number of cases worldwide and more than 165,000 deaths

The Indian capital set a night clock on Tuesday, a day after the nation experienced a record spike in the coronavirus, with Mumbai financial center also introducing similar restrictions.

The alarm has grown since India first passed over 100,000 new cases in one day on Monday.

New Delhi, home to 25 million people, and other major cities have all ordered restrictions on public movement.

The Delhi regional government said the “sudden surge in Covid-19 cases” and “high positivity rate” meant a curfew was needed.

The ban is in place from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. and only essential services or people traveling to and from vaccination centers are allowed to take to the streets.

The Indian capital immediately imposed a curfew on Tuesday one day after the nation experienced a record spike in the coronavirus, with Mumbai financial center also introducing similar restrictions (pictured, a rapid test unit at a roadside market in Mumbai)

The Indian capital immediately imposed a curfew on Tuesday one day after the nation experienced a record spike in the coronavirus, with Mumbai financial center also introducing similar restrictions (pictured, a rapid test unit at a roadside market in Mumbai)

There is a curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM in New Delhi and Mumbai, allowing only essential services or people traveling to and from vaccination centers on the street

There is a curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM in New Delhi and Mumbai, allowing only essential services or people traveling to and from vaccination centers on the street

There is a curfew from 10 PM to 5 AM in New Delhi and Mumbai, allowing only essential services or people traveling to and from vaccination centers on the street

Delhi reported 3,548 new positive cases on Monday, still below its peak of nearly 9,000 in November, when it was one of the hardest hit cities in the country with 1.3 billion people.

The government has so far shied away from re-imposing a repeat of national restrictions imposed last March – one of the world’s toughest lockdowns – as it seeks to revive the devastated economy.

But India’s richest state, Maharashtra, including Mumbai, announced a weekend lockout and curfew for its 110 million residents on Sunday.

The state is currently responsible for more than half of the new cases reported nationwide every day.

The government has so far shied away from re-imposing a repeat of national restrictions imposed in March last year - one of the world's toughest lockdowns - as it seeks to revive the devastated economy.

The government has so far shied away from re-imposing a repeat of national restrictions imposed in March last year - one of the world's toughest lockdowns - as it seeks to revive the devastated economy.

The government has so far shied away from re-imposing a repeat of national restrictions imposed in March last year – one of the world’s toughest lockdowns – as it seeks to revive the devastated economy.

India's richest state, Maharashtra, including Mumbai, announced weekend lockout and curfew for its 110 million residents on Sunday

India's richest state, Maharashtra, including Mumbai, announced weekend lockout and curfew for its 110 million residents on Sunday

India’s richest state, Maharashtra, including Mumbai, announced weekend lockout and curfew for its 110 million residents on Sunday

India, which has the third highest number of infections in the world after the United States and Brazil, has reported nearly 12.7 million cases and more than 165,000 deaths

India, which has the third highest number of infections in the world after the United States and Brazil, has reported nearly 12.7 million cases and more than 165,000 deaths

India, which has the third highest number of infections in the world after the United States and Brazil, has reported nearly 12.7 million cases and more than 165,000 deaths

India, which has the third highest number of infections in the world after the United States and Brazil, has reported nearly 12.7 million cases and more than 165,000 deaths.

One-day infections have been on the rise since early February, when they fell below 9,000.

The country has registered more than 549,000 cases in the past seven days – a 40 percent increase from the previous week, according to an AFP database.

Brazil registered just under 440,000 cases and the United States reported just over 453,000, but both on a downward trend from the previous week.

India’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that more than 83 million shots have been administered as part of an ambitious effort to vaccinate 300 million by the end of July.

Delhi, meanwhile, has ordered a third of all vaccination sites in government hospitals to be opened around the clock to speed up the vaccination rate.

One-day infections in India have been on the rise since the beginning of February, when they fell below 9,000, and the country has registered more than 549,000 cases in the past seven days.

One-day infections in India have been on the rise since early February, when they fell below 9,000, and the country has registered more than 549,000 cases in the past seven days.

One-day infections in India have been on the rise since the beginning of February, when they fell below 9,000, and the country has registered more than 549,000 cases in the past seven days.

India's Health Ministry said on Tuesday that more than 83 million shots have been administered as part of an ambitious effort to vaccinate 300 million by the end of July.

India's Health Ministry said on Tuesday that more than 83 million shots have been administered as part of an ambitious effort to vaccinate 300 million by the end of July.

India’s Health Ministry said on Tuesday that more than 83 million shots have been administered as part of an ambitious effort to vaccinate 300 million by the end of July.

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