Maharashtra, Kerala asked to impose Night Lockdown

August 27: India has asked the states of Kerala and Maharashtra to consider night curfews in areas with high COVID-19 case numbers as the country reported more than 40,000 new infections for two days in a row on Friday. Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla on Thursday reviewed the measures being taken by the governments in Kerala and Maharashtra for checking the spread of COVID-19.

Ajay Bhalla observed that more efforts would be required to arrest the increase in infections. “This would require adequate intervention in geographical areas having a higher infection, through measures such as contact tracing, vaccination drives, and COVID appropriate behavior,” said a Ministry of Home Affairs statement.

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