With the daily tally of new coronavirus cases touching a 24-day high at 41,649 instances on Saturday, Well being Secretary Rajesh Bhushan has written to a number of States that every one districts reporting a positivity fee of greater than 10% in the previous few weeks ought to contemplate strict restrictions.
In keeping with an announcement from the Well being Ministry the curbs should intention to “stop/curtail motion of individuals, formation of crowds and intermingling of individuals to stop unfold of an infection”.
Listed here are the newest updates:
Odisha govt. eases COVID-19 restrictions
The Odisha government on Saturday announced graded unlocking course of all through the State starting August 1.
Following enchancment within the COVID-19 scenario within the State, the federal government lifted weekend shutdown restrictions, besides at three city centres similar to Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri, and allowed all outlets to renew every day enterprise.
The period of evening curfew has additionally been lowered. The curfew will now be in power throughout the State from 8 p.m. to six a.m. as an alternative of the current 6 p.m. to six a.m.
Karnataka insists on RT-PCR take a look at for Kerala, Maharashtra travellers
With Kerala and Maharashtra seeing a surge in COVID-19 instances, Karnataka has made a negative RT-PCR certificate mandatory for all arrivals from the 2 States. The certificates shouldn’t be older than 72 hours, regardless of vaccination standing.
“The adverse certificates is obligatory for all of the passengers coming to Karnataka by flight, bus, practice and private transport. That is relevant for all flights originating in Kerala and Maharashtra. Airways ought to situation boarding passes solely to passengers carrying RT-PCR adverse certificates not older than 72 hours,” an official round stated.
The federal government directed all Deputy Commissioners of Dakshina Kannada, Kodagu and Mysuru and Belagavi, Vijayapura, Kalaburagi and Bidar, to ascertain border verify posts and deploy workers to make sure that all automobiles (driver, passengers, helper, cleaner) getting into Karnataka are checked for compliance.