Coronavirus: Uttar Pradesh moves SC against Allahabad High Court’s lockdown order
The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday moved the Supreme Court challenging the Allahabad High Court’s order to impose lockdown in five cities – Lucknow, Prayagraj, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur.
The United States on Monday advised its citizens to avoid travelling to India citing a “very high level of Covid-19” in the country. The United Kingdom too, has put India on its travel “red list”.
India on Tuesday recorded 2,59,170 new coronavirus cases, taking its tally of infections since the beginning of the pandemic in January 2020 to 1,53,21,089. With 1,761 deaths, the toll rose to 1,80,530. The country has recorded over 2 lakh infections for the sixth consecutive day.
The Centre announced that everyone above 18 years of age can be vaccinated against Covid-19 in the third phase of India’s inoculation programme, starting from May 1.
Globally, the coronavirus has infected more than 14.18 crore people and killed over 30.27 lakh since the pandemic broke out in December 2019, according to Johns Hopkins University. More than 8.11 crore people have recovered from the infection.