INDIA’S CORONAVIRUS CASES SURPASS 9 MILLION

Written by on November 20, 2020

INDIA’S CORONAVIRUS CASES CROSSED THE NINE MILLION MARK EARLY ON FRIDAY AFTER IT RECORDED MORE THAN 45,000 NEW INFECTIONS, HEALTH MINISTRY FIGURES SHOW.

ACCORDING TO THE HEALTH MINISTRY UPDATE, IN ADDITION TO EXCEEDING NINE MILLION CONFIRMED CASES, SOME 584 DEATHS WERE REGISTERED IN THE LAST 24 HOURS, TAKING THE TOTAL TO 132,162.

INDIA IS CURRENTLY WITNESSING A STEADY DECLINE IN CASES FROM ITS PEAK IN SEPTEMBER, WITH THE COUNTRY REPORTING FEWER THAN 50,000 DAILY NEW INFECTIONS DURING THE LAST 13 DAYS.

THE CAPITAL NEW DELHI IS, HOWEVER, WITNESSING AN ENORMOUS INCREASE IN NEW CASES.

OFFICIALS IN NEW DELHI ON THURSDAY QUADRUPLED THE FINES TO 2,000 RUPEES ($27) FOR PEOPLE NOT WEARING FACE MASKS, AS THE GOVERNMENT CAME UNDER AN INCREASED PRESSURE TO IMPOSE ANOTHER LOCKDOWN.


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