India reports 3.68L new Covid cases, 3,417 deaths in 24 hrs

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The health ministry said that a total of 15,71,98,207 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 12,10,346 people administered vaccines in the last 24 hours…reports Asian Lite News.

India continued to report a dip in the number of Covid cases with 3,68,147 fresh cases and 3,417 fatalities recorded in last 24 hours, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said here on Monday.

It is the 12th straight day when India recorded more than 3 lakh cases while over 3,000 casualties have been reported for the past six days.

India’s total tally of Covid-19 cases now stands at 1,99,25,604 with 34,13,642 active cases and a total of 2,18,959 deaths so far.

Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan inspecting the addition of 500 Oxygenated Beds at the Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre & Hospital, in Chhatar (PIB)

According to MoHFW, 3,00,732 people have been discharged in the last 24 hours after getting cured.

The health ministry said that a total of 15,71,98,207 people have been vaccinated so far in the country, including 12,10,346 people administered vaccines in the last 24 hours.

According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 29,16,47,037 samples have been tested up to May 2, 2021 for Covid-19, of these 15,04,698 samples were tested on Sunday.

UP stops inter-state bus service

With a spurt in Covid cases, particularly in the rural areas, the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to stop the inter-state bus service with immediate effect.

“The buses of Uttar Pradesh Transport Corporation will no longer be sent to other states,” said Additional Chief Secretary Information Navneet Sehgal.

He did not clarify whether buses from other states will be allowed to enter the state.

He, however, said that intra-state bus services will continue with Covid norms of 50 per cent of seating capacity.

There is a continuous inflow of migrant labourers from other states to Uttar Pradesh. The state roadways buses were being used to bring them to Uttar Pradesh and then were being sent to different villages. People are coming from trains from Mumbai and Gujarat.

“We have set up Covid help desks at every bus stand and railway stations to check the health of the people coming from other states. If found sick, they are being given medicines and are being quarantined,” the official said.

The government will start a testing campaign in all the revenue villages from May 4.

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