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5 New Cases of UK COVID-19 Strain Traced in India; Night Curfew in Delhi Today and Tomorrow

Updated On Dec 31, 2020

With 21,822 new COVID-19 cases detected on Wednesday, the tally is now at one crore and 2.66 lakh. Until Wednesday, as many as 299 deaths were reported while 26,000 were able to recover. There are currently 2.57 lakh active infections. Kerala and Maharashtra have reported 6,268 and 3,537 new cases respectively.

As a precautionary measure to curb crowding during the winter season, the Union Health Ministry has asked all the states to keep a strict vigil on New Year celebrations. The Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter to states and Union Territories, Health Secretary, stated that the number of COVID-19 cases has been declining steadily in India for the past 3.5 months. 

The Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said that the passenger flights between the UK and India would remain suspended until 7 January and will resume with strict regulations. The Civil Aviation Ministry had suspended all flights between India and the European country from December 23 to December 31 as the mutated variant of the coronavirus was detected there. India has recorded 5 new cases of the new coronavirus mutant strain first reported in the UK in September, taking the total number to 25. 

For today and tomorrow, i.e. Thursday and Friday, the Delhi Government has announced restrictions on prohibiting gatherings in public places to make sure that the COVID-19 regulations are not violated due to New Year celebrations, especially when the new strain is raising tension globally.  

As per the order issued by Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the prohibition will be applied from Thursday 11 PM to Friday 6 AM and from Friday 11 PM to Saturday at 6 AM. Also, the public places will not include licensed premises like bars, restaurants, hotels, and will not affect the movement of people or goods interstate as well as within the state.

Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.​

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