These rallies have led the central government of New Delhi on Saturday to ban most public gatherings and to set limits for attendance at restaurants, theaters, public transport and functions such as weddings and funerals.
India is at the most critical moment of the pandemic by number of infections nationwide after registering more than 150,000 cases in a single day during the last 24 hours, according to the latest balance of the Ministry of Health of the South Asian giant collected by the NDTV chain .
It is, specifically, 152,879 more infections, to which we must add another 839 deaths since Saturday, this time below death records such as those registered in September last year, when it exceeded a thousand daily fatalities.
The country has been registering an increase in infections for 32 days without stopping, the majority concentrated in five states: Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Kerala, in particular the first, whose chief minister, Uddhav Thackeray, again contemplates the idea of a total confinement.
The rise in infections has brought with it the prohibition of most public gatherings and to establish limits for attendance at restaurants, theaters, public transport and functions such as weddings and funerals.
A special three-day emergency vaccination program has also started this Sunday in which the inoculation centers will open at extended hours to maximize the number of people who receive the dose.
The country has confirmed a total of 13.3 million cases and 169,275 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.
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