According to the latest figures from India’s Ministry of Health, after crossing the barrier of 200,000 infections for the first time since the onset of the epidemic on Thursday, the country reported the highest number of cases in 24 hours today.
The 1,341 deaths recorded due to Kovid-19 in the last 24 hours are also one of the highest deaths in the country, crossing 2,006 daily deaths only on 16 June.
India is the second country affected by the epidemic behind only the United States, and is experiencing a second round wave.
The total number of new coronovirus cases in the Asian country since the onset of the epidemic has been 14.5 million, while deaths have been 175,649.
In the face of a steady increase in cases, New Delhi imposed an imprisonment on weekends, as well as the closure of gyms and restaurants by the end of the month, to control the epidemic.
Other states, such as Maharashtra (West), which has been worst hit by the epidemic with 63,729 infections in the last 24 hours, have already tightened restrictions and the Uttar Pradesh government (North) on Friday imposed 36 hours of imprisonment. Planted.
But as more areas try to limit the spread of the virus with stricter regulations, images of millions of devotees attending a Hindu festival in Haridwar city have sparked controversy in the country.
The Kumbh Mela festival is the largest and religious festival in the world, in which millions and pilgrims bathe in the waters of the Ganges River.
In a message posted on social network Twitter today, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that “Kumbh should be symbolic now. It will help in fighting this crisis”.
Meanwhile, India continues with its vaccination campaign and has administered 119.9 million doses since the beginning of January, of which three million have been in the last 24 hours.
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