Coronavirus Lockdown 4.0 Guidelines Zone Wise Latest State Wise News Today: Central government has extended Lockdown. Check all details you need to know
The Central government on Sunday released the guidelines for the fourth phase of lockdown guidelines in India today. The lockdown 4.0 guidelines had given more relaxations to states in comparison to the previous guidelines of Lockdown 3.0. In a televised address to the nation recently, PM Modi had said that lockdown extension will happen after the end of Lockdown 3.0. The demands and expectations of states on lockdown extension had been mixed- with some demanding the extension while others are in favour of opening up businesses in non-containment zones. Now, the delineation of red, green, and orange zones will be decided by the respective State/Union Territory governments, after taking into consideration the parameters shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the Home Ministry said. The total number of Corona positive cases in India is 90927, including 53,946 active cases, 34109 cured/discharged/migrated cases, death toll 2872 deaths. As many as 120 people died in the last 24 hours.
Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu also saw high number new cases on Sunday
Coronavirus update: COVID-19 cases in India cross 96,000, over 5,000 new cases in last 24 hours
The coronavirus infection in India witnessed the biggest spike today as the states registerd over 5,000 new cases in last 24 hours. Maharashtra, the worst-affected state by COVID-19 pandemic, saw an explosion of new cases on Sunday. The state recorded over 2,000 fresh coronavirus patients in last 24 hours — highest reported by any state in a day. The total number of coronavirus patients in India surged to 96,169.
The death toll from the pandemic topped 3,000 as 157 fatalities were recorded on Sunday, the highest single-day death toll so far. Maharashtra accounted for 40% of all fatalities on Sunday.
At WHO, India joins 61 nations to seek source of coronavirus
China is opposing the move, while the US is leading a group of powerful countries in support of Taiwan’s claim. India has not made its decision public.
India is among 62 countries that have moved a proposal at the World Health Assembly to “identify the zoonotic source” of the coronavirus and asked for an “impartial, independent and comprehensive evaluation” of the WHO’s response to Covid-19. China and the US are not part of the resolution.
The proposal is part of a seven-page draft resolution moved by 35 countries and the 27-member European Union, and is likely to be taken up on Monday at the Assembly, which is the decision-making body of the WHO.
The resolution is being backed by three of the five permanent members of the UN Security Council — UK, Russia and France — along with Japan, Australia, South Korea, New Zealand, South Africa and Turkey, among others.
But Pakistan, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Maldives and Afghanistan are not signatories to the resolution. From the SAARC nations, only Bangladesh and Bhutan have signed up.
This is the first time India has taken a position in an international forum on the origin of the virus and the need for an independent evaluation of WHO’s response to the crisis. So far, New Delhi had maintained that it is engaged in the fight against Covid-19, and will revisit the issue after the crisis is over.
The virus is widely believed to have originated from China’s Wuhan, where the first case of Covid-19 was reported. China had recently indicated it may support a review “at an appropriate time”, but also slammed the “politicisation” of the virus’s origin “by the US and some other countries”, and an inquiry “based on the presumption of guilt”.