PM Modi To Hold High-Level Meeting With All State CMs Today Amid Covid Situation

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday, India added 1,94,720 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,60,70,510 which includes 4,868 cases of Omicron variant, .

Updated: January 13, 2022 12:38 AM IST

By India.com News Desk | Edited by Victor Dasgupta

PM Modi Holds High-Level Meeting On Covid Situation
PM Modi to Hold High-Level Meeting On Covid Situation (File)

New Delhi: Amid the massive rise in the Covid cases, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will interact with Chief Ministers of all states today at 4.30 PM via video conferencing, news agency ANI reported. Fresh curbs have been imposed in various parts of the country to check the spread of the highly transmissible virus. Reviewing the Covid situation at a high-level meeting on Sunday, PM Modi had called for ensuring adequate health infrastructure at the district level and accelerating the vaccination drive for adolescents in mission mode.

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Here Are the Curbs Imposed by States Govts Owing Spike in Cases:

Maharashtra: 

  • Schools and colleges will be closed till February 15.
  • Not more than 50 persons can attend a marriage, social, religious, cultural or political gathering.
  • At funerals, not more than 20 persons can remain present.
  • Restaurants, shopping malls have been asked to function at half capacity.
  • Haircutting salons, gyms and beauty salons are allowed to operate at 50 per cent capacity from January 10 midnight.
  • Entertainment parks, zoos, museums and all other tourists places will remain closed.
  • Meanwhile, state Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that the Maharashtra government will gradually introduce curbs in crowded areas like liquor shops and places of worship.

Uttar Pradesh:

The duration of the night curfew has been increased from earlier 11 pm to 5 am to 10 pm to 6 am, as per the official order. Physical classes have also been suspended till January 16 across educational institutions in the state. Schools will be conduction online classes.

As per the Chief Secretary’s order, “All the beneficiaries aged between 15 to 18 years of age must get a vaccination against COVID-19 by January 15.”

Madhya Pradesh

  • The MP government has capped the number of people allowed in weddings at 250 and in funerals at 50.
  • Schools have been allowed to operate with 50 percent attendance.
  • All big fairs in the city shall remain cancelled.
  • A six-hour night curfew, starting 11 pm to 5 am, shall be strictly imposed within the state.
  • Authorities have been directed to arrange over one lakh beds in COVID-19 centres across MP.
  • Officials must conduct at least 60,000 COVID-19 tests every day and monitor all patients in home isolation.
  • Strict fines must be laid upon those found without masks in public places

West Bengal lockdown: What’s allowed

  • Local trains would be allowed to operate with 50 per cent capacity till 7 pm.
  • All shopping malls and markets would be allowed to remain open till 10 pm but with half their capacities.
  • Long-distance trains will operate as per their usual schedule and capacity.
  • Metro trains in Kolkata will also operate as per their usual timing but with 50 per cent capacity.
  • Cinema halls and theatres have been allowed to operate with 50 per cent capacity.
  • Meetings and conferences have been allowed with a maximum of 200 people at a time or 50 per cent capacity of the hall, whichever is lower.
  • Bars and restaurants were allowed to remain open with 50 per cent capacity till 10 pm.
  • Home delivery of food and other essential products was permitted as per usual operational hours.
  • Flights from Delhi and Mumbai to operate only twice a week — on Monday and Friday — starting January 5.

West Bengal lockdown: What’s not allowed

  • All tourist attractions, including the zoos, would remain closed.
  • Swimming pools, parlours, spa, wellness centres and gyms have also been told to shut down.
  • Not more than 50 persons shall be allowed in weddings, and only 20 persons will be allowed during funeral and burial services.
  • Direct flights from UK have been suspended.

According to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday, India added 1,94,720 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,60,70,510 which includes 4,868 cases of Omicron variant, .

The active cases increased to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, while the death toll climbed to 4,84,655 with 442 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. Of the total 4,868 cases of Omicron variant, 1,805 have have recovered or migrated so far. Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,281 cases followed by Rajasthan at 645,Delhi 546, Karnataka 479 and Kerala 350.The active cases comprise 2.65 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate decreased to 96.01 per cent, the ministry said.

A total 2,11,298 coronavirus infections were reported in a single day on May 26.

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Published Date: January 12, 2022 9:18 PM IST

Updated Date: January 13, 2022 12:38 AM IST