India on Thursday reported 42,982 new Covid-19 cases and 533 deaths from the disease, marking a slight increase in infections logged yesterday.

India’s vaccination coverage crosses a milestone of 495 million on Thursday.

The total dose is given 495M

People Fully vaccinated: 110M

People with Single dose: 385M


Delhi govt will impose a lockdown if the positivity rate reaches 5% again in the state. Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said that lockdown will be immediately imposed in Delhi if the positivity rate reaches 5% again. He also said the Delhi government is preparing to set up 37,000 Covid-19 beds in order to tackle the probable third wave of the pandemic. 

On Thursday, the national capital recorded 61 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths, while the positivity rate slightly decreased to 0.08 per cent, according to data shared by the Health Department.


The state govt. issued an order on fresh COVID guidelines on Monday. The order said that the restrictions that have been imposed on June 4, 2021, and June 17, 2021, for level 3 be continued for Kolhapur, Sangli, Satara, Pune, Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Solapur, Ahmednagar, Beed, Raigad, and Palghar.

Hours after announcing fresh COVID guidelines, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation on Tuesday issued a clarification and said Section 144 will remain in place till 11 PM every day and the night curfew will continue from 11 PM till 5 AM every day.

Here are the relaxations given to other districts:

1) All essential and non-essential shops (including shopping malls) remain open all weekdays till 8 pm and till 3 pm on Saturday. All shops and malls except essential shops will remain closed on Sundays. 

2) All public gardens and playgrounds can be kept open for exercise, walking, jogging and cycling. 

3) All government and private offices can be operational with full capacity. Staggering of work hours to be done to avoid crowds while travelling. 

4) The offices that can function through working from home should continue to do so. 

5) All agricultural activity, civil works, industrial activity, transport of goods can remain functional at full capacity. 

6) Gymnasiums, yoga centres, salons, beauty parlours, spas can remain open without the use of air-conditioners and with 50 per cent capacity till 8 pm on weekdays and till 3 pm on Saturdays. The said services will remain closed on Sundays. 

7) All cinema theatres, drama theatres and multiplexes (independent and inside malls) to remain closed till further orders. 

8) All places of worship in the state will remain closed till further orders. 

9) The orders of the state education department and the higher and technical departments will be applicable to schools and colleges. 

10) All restaurants will remain open with 50 per cent seating capacity till 4 pm on weekdays, subject to adherence to all Covid-19 protocols. Parcel and takeaway to be allowed as it is allowed currently. 


Sunday lockdown will continue, but shops will be allowed to remain open on August 15 and August 22 because of Independence Day and Onam. There will be a complete lockdown in Kerala on August 8.

Kerala reported 23,676 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, 3rd August, the highest single-day spike since May 29. The state government on Wednesday tweaked the restrictions and allowed shops to open on all six days a week, relaxing the restrictions. However, there will be a triple lockdown imposed in areas where there are more than 10 Covid-19 cases detected among 1,000 people in a week. In such areas, only shops dealing with essential items be allowed to be open.

Travel Update:

The Director-General of Civil Aviation, Indian govt has also extended the international travel and visa restrictions till 31 August 2021. 

This restriction will not be applicable to international all-cargo operations and flights specifically approved by DGCA.

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