Bengaluru/Raipur/Mumbai: As a weeklong lockdown comes to an end in Bengaluru on Wednesday morning, the Karnataka government has decided against further extending the lockdown there.
In Chhattisgarh though, a seven-day fresh lockdown restrictions will be imposed in Raipur and Birgaon Municipal Corporation areas from midnight following a spike in coronavirus disease (Covid-19) positive cases for the past month. All government, semi government and private offices will remain closed during the re-imposition of lockdown restrictions. The public transport service will remain off the roads as well. In Bilaspur, Korba and Durg, lockdown will come into force from Thursday
In Maharashtra, the situation remains grim as the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) crossed 2 lakh Covid-19 cases on Monday, and the state now has an overall caseload of 3,18,695. While Mumbai accounted for a little over one lakh cases, the other one lakh came from Thane, Navi Mumbai, Palghar and Raigad that continue to add to the case tally in significant numbers.
Human trials for the Oxford vaccine candidate in India are set to start in August this year. The Pune-based Serum Institute of India will mass produce the vaccine developed by Oxford University’s Jenner Institute and AstraZeneca under a manufacturing partnership.
The World Health Organisation figures showed 213,637 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours out of which 37,148 cases were reported from India which was next only to the USA, which reported 62,788 cases during the same period.