India: Daily cases record lowest tally in 2 months as more states unwind curbs

  • India recorded 86,498 new cases in the last 24 hours as of 8 Jun 21, taking the country’s total infections to over 28.9 million and marking the lowest spike of daily cases in 66 days.
  • This is also the first time in over 2 months that the cases have fallen below the 100,000 mark.
  • Active cases further declined to over 130,000. With 2,123 new deaths, the toll is now at 3,51,309.
  • With cases declining, some states have started the process of ‘unlocking’ by gradually easing coronavirus-induced restrictions and curfews.
  • The Uttar Pradesh government on 8 Jun 21 decided to lift its coronavirus curfew from 7 am to 7 pm in all districts. The night curfew and the weekend curfew will still be continued in all districts, an official spokesperson said.
  • The Puducherry government too extended its ongoing lockdown by another week from 7 Jun 21 midnight to 14 Jun 21 and announced easing of several restrictions. Public transport services were allowed to operate till 5 pm along with the opening of liquor shops from 9 am to 5 pm.
  • So far, the states of Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh eased its curbs. On the other hand, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh and Goa, that have decided to continue with lockdown.

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