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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Maha Reports Over 8,500 Cases, 156 Deaths; Bengal Sees 924 Infections

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Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi on Sunday reported 53 new COVID cases, three deaths and 99 recoveries in a span of 24 hours. The positivity rate is now at 0.07 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Jammu and Kashmir government has opened up 16 districts. Weekend lockdown will remain only in fourt districts now, and gyms will reopen with certain curbs in place. Schools and colleges will remain closed till further orders.

As Uttarakhand considers the possibility of allowing the annual Kanwar yatra, experts have cautioned against it, stating that the pilgrimage could be “five times more likely to be a superspreader event” than the Kumbh festival. Ladakh becomes the first Union Territory to achieve 100 per cent coverage of the first Covid-19 vaccine dosage by inoculating all its residents and migrants.

After recording a test positivity rate over 5% for a few days, Arunachal Pradesh is mulling over implementing a complete lockdown for a week.

In connection with Kawar Yatra, exports claimed that the risk of spread of Covid-19 infection is higher in Kanwar yatra than the Maha Kumbh Mela as the number of devotees undertaking the yatra is likely to be significantly higher than those who attended Kumbh. The footfall for Kanwar yatra in the previous years has ranged between 2 crore and 5 crore, The Times of India reported.

Meanwhile, the national capital is struggling to inoculate its population, and the government claimed it has less than a day’s stock of vaccines left as over 1.31 lakh doses were administered on Friday.

According to the CoWIN portal, 79,626 vaccine doses were administered on Saturday, taking the total number of doses administered in the national capital to 88,90,766, of which 20,76,571 were second doses.

South Korea posted its highest ever number of new daily Covid-19 infections within 24 hours, the Korea Disease Control and Prevention Agency has said, in a third consecutive day of record-high new infections. Coronavirus curbs will be tightened to the strictest level possible in Seoul and neighbouring regions for the first time.

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