World COVID-19: Faced with a soaring case in India, Bombay takes new restrictive measures

16:25  05 april  2021
16:25  05 april  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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The State of Maharashtra, where is the megalopoly of Bombay (India), is the more affected by the country. He recorded not far from 60,000 new cases in coronavirus in 24 hours , on a population of 110 million inhabitants. To deal with this important increase, local authorities decided on Sunday, April 4 to set up new measures.

They ordered the closure of bars, restaurants, cinemas, swimming pools, places of worship and public. Private offices must also close and it is forbidden to organize meetings of more than four people. As for the curfew already in force, it is advanced one hour from 20 to 19 hours, and a confinement is introduced on weekends in this state of the west-central India.

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Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, wishes to avoid a new national confinement at all costs, such as March 2020, which had been very difficult for the poorest populations in the country. He said, however, that an important campaign, for the Indians, on the essential role of barrier gestures would be put in place "with the focus on the wearing of the 100% mask, the hygiene measures in public places and at work, as well as in places of care. "

on Twitter this Sunday, Narendra Modi recalled the importance of tests and vaccination in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Reviewed The Covid-19 and Vaccination Related Location Across The Country. Reiterated The importance of the Five Strategy of Testing, Tracing, Treatment, Covid-Appropriate Behavior and Vaccination AS An effective Way to Fight The Global Pandemic. https://t.co/wjotjfcxm3

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- narendra modi (@narendramodi) April 4, 2021

In New Delhi, the authorities of the Indian capital have also put aside a containment despite a rise in cases contaminations. On the other hand, the police will be able to verbalize the people who would not carry a mask.

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