India on the verge of initial relaxation

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Faced with significantly falling infection figures in the former CoV hotspot India, the megacities of Delhi and Mumbai, along with other regions, are venturing initial relaxations. The number of new CoV infections within 24 hours had fallen to 120,529 cases today, according to health officials – well below the peak of 400,000 reached in early May. India has a population of about 1.37 billion.

In the Delhi metropolitan region, which has been in lockdown since April 19, markets and shopping malls could reopen on Monday, the government chief there, Arvind Kejriwal, has now announced. However, stores with even house numbers are to open on different days than those with odd numbers. In addition, the metro would be allowed to operate again with half of its seating capacity. Offices would also be allowed to reopen with half their staff.

Infection figures in India had jumped from ten million cases to nearly 28.7 million at the end of February with the onset of a second CoV wave. Only the U.S. has recorded more cases in absolute numbers so far, according to Johns Hopkins University (JHU). More than 334,000 people died in the subcontinent in connection with the coronavirus, according to the JHU.

In the state of Maharashtra with its capital Mumbai, there will be a gradual relaxation from Monday for various districts and localities, as the government there announced on Saturday. This is based on the number of infections and the availability of hospital beds with oxygen supply. In Mumbai itself, stores, malls, theaters and restaurants will be allowed to reopen, according to the statement, but with a maximum occupancy rate of 50 percent.

  • source: ORF.at/agencies/picture: pixabay.com

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