A medic checks the temperature of a stranded student from Kota upon her arrival in Indore. (PTI Photo)
The building of the Niti Aayog, government top think-tank, was sealed for 80 hours today as per the protocol of the health ministry after an official tested positive for Covid – . The contacts of the infected official have been asked to quarantine themselves as a precautionary measure and disinfection and sanitisation of the building are underway.
According to the latest updates of the Health Ministry, total cases in India have crossed the , – mark at , , with active infections at , 800 Total casualties are at , while 6, 868 people have recovered.
As the cases rise across the country, the entire Pune city was declared a containment zone. In view of the order issued by Pune municipal commissioner Shekhar Gaikwad to this effect, police also extended the restrictions already imposed on residents. “We have already imposed a curfew in Pune city to check the spread of the coronavirus,” said Joint Commissioner of Police Ravindra Shisve.
With the detection of 99 fresh COVID – cases in Pune, the tally in the district increased to 1, 435 on Monday, while the death toll rose to 99, an official said .
Pune authorities attributed the mounting numbers to increased testing capacity, with health officials now testing over thousand samples a day.
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