Prime Minister Narendra Modi stated on Monday that no nation can solve the Covid-19 crisis alone, based on past experience. “There is no parallel to such a pandemic in a hundred years. Experience shows that no nation, however powerful that nation is, can solve a challenge like this in isolation,” he said while speaking at Cowin conclave. Stating that Indian civilisation considers the whole world as one family, he said.
One of the key highlights of various relaxations issued to the limits that had been in place in Karnataka to mitigate the spread of the Covid-19 since the beginning of the second wave is the reopening of places of worship of all faiths. “Only darshan is permitted in religious areas. “No sevas (devotee-based rites) would be permitted,” said Chief Minister B S Yediyurappa as he spelt out out revised guidelines to be in effect from Monday (July 5). Places of worship in the state have remained closed to pilgrims since the last week of April this year.
According to the Union Health Ministry data, India had 39,796 new Covid-19 cases and 723 deaths on Monday. In total, there are 3,05,85,229 instances in the country, with 2,97,00,430 persons recovering from the disease. There are currently 4.82 lakh active cases, with a total mortality toll of 4.02 lakh. In the previous 24 hours, Kerala has reported 12,000 new cases.
According to government data, 6.77 crore doses, or nearly a fifth of all doses given since immunizations began on January 16, have been provided across India in just over two weeks after India returned to centralised procurement and delivery of Covid-19 vaccines.