As India faces a new round of coronavirus attacks, New Delhi closed down major cities in India during the weekend, with more than 230,000 new cases and families desperately searching for medicine and hospital beds every day.
India has registered more than 2 million new cases in just one month, and Bangladesh and Pakistan have proposed bans, so hope that South Asia may overcome the pandemic has disappeared.
India registered another 234,000 cases on Saturday, with a total of more than 14.5 million, with 1,341 deaths and a total of 175,649 deaths.
Compared with other countries, India’s per capita morbidity rate is relatively low, but the rate of increase in the number of infected people has prompted the Red Cross to describe the situation in South Asia as “really frightening”.
India now has three times as many infections every day as the United States, the most affected country in the world.
After the country closed down a year ago, which caused an economic recession, the Indian government is eager to avoid another shutdown.
However, Delhi joined Mumbai to close all unnecessary stores.
Today, the historic Red Fort (an attraction where thousands of people usually gather) is empty.
“No one showed up,” defender Anil Dayan said.
Now India has the most daily activities of more than 20 million people, and restaurants, shops and stadiums are also closed.
The wedding can accommodate up to 50 guests, and only 20 people can attend the funeral.
The Prime Minister of the Federal Territory of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal (Arvind Kejriwal) said: “Don’t panic. All emergency services will be provided over the weekend.”
The state of Maharashtra, including Mumbai, Gujarat and Bangalore, the capital of Karnataka, also imposed restrictions on movement.
Uttar Pradesh, with a population of about 240 million, has ordered the closure of day trips on Sunday.
Similarly, the northern state of Uttarakhand restricts gatherings of 200 people-but excludes the large-scale Hindu festival Kumbh Mela.