Night curfew imposed in three states as coronavirus cases surge in India
New Delhi : The number of coronavirus cases is rising in some parts of India and the authorities have imposed restrictions to get a hold on it. A number of states on Friday imposed night curfew or section 144 in many parts of their cities. This comes after three states registered a sudden spike in the number of coronavirus cases soon after Diwali ended.
On Friday states such as Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat took strict measures in their respective localities to contain the spread of the virus.
Madhya Pradesh: The Madhya Pradesh government on Friday decided to impose night curfew in five cities such as Indore, Bhopal, Gwalior, Ratlam and Vidisha from Saturday. Issuing an order, the state government said the curfew will be in force from 10 PM to 6 AM.
Gujarat: The Gujarat government on Friday took strict measures and decided to impose night curfew in Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot cities from Saturday.
Rajasthan: Taking preventive measures, the Rajasthan government on Friday announced that restrictions will be reimposed under Section 144 from Saturday.
Meanwhile, PM Narendra Modi has reviewed the status of a vaccine in development. He held a review meeting on Friday to learn more about India’s vaccination strategy in which issues like prioritisation of population groups and tech platform for rolling out the vaccine for the coronavirus were discussed.
Taking to Twitter, PM Modi said the meeting discussed important issues related to the progress of vaccine development, regulatory approvals and procurement.
“Reviewed various issues like prioritisation of population groups, reaching out to HCWs (health care workers), cold-chain Infrastructure augmentation, adding vaccinators and tech platform for vaccine roll-out,” he said.