Lockdowns in Mumbai, India’s Daily COVID Cases Surpass 100,000 Mark
Posted on 04/05/2021
The Indian government is imposing coronavirus lockdown measures in Mumbai, a city of 18.4 million people and the capital of the Maharashtra state. Around 50% of India’s new cases of COVID are in Maharashtra. India’s health ministry tallied 93,249 new coronavirus cases in the previous 24-hour period, the highest daily tally this year in India. The Maharashtra government announced new restrictions, including a night curfew and a weekend lockdown. The state will start shutting shopping malls, cinemas, bars, restaurants, and places of worship from Monday evening.
With a meteoric rise of 103,558 COVID infections, India becomes only the second country after the U.S to register more than 100,000 new cases in a day. Keep in mind that a lack of testing capacity would make one’s country look better in terms of figures. In early February 2021, Indian authorities eased most restrictions as cases decreased.
Neighboring country Bangladesh recently tallied a record-high number of daily COVID-19 infections. The Bangladesh government has imposed a new set of restrictions, including a ban on all public gatherings in areas with high infection rates.