According to the Times of India on the 20th, 13,993 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 were added in India on the 19th, a 22-day high, with 101 deaths in a single day.
At present, the cumulative number of confirmed cases in India has reached 10.977 million, and the cumulative number of deaths has reached 156,000.
It is reported that nearly 80% of the new confirmed cases in India come from the southern region, and Mumbai, the largest city with the population, is in the south.
According to local media reports, nearly 60% of Mumbai’s residents no longer wear masks when traveling. Fearing that the pandemic will “up” again and further impact the market economy, the Mumbai government began to implement strict control measures.
The government funded more than 3,000 people to set up a “mask supervision department”. The staff monitored the wearing of masks by Mumbai residents in major business circles and centralized places in Mumbai.
In addition, Mumbai has urgently closed 1,305 buildings after the surge in confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India, according to The Times of India.
A few days ago, India’s Health Minister Vardan said that the country has achieved great success in terms of the pandemic: basically curbing the continuous spread of the pandemic is a victory over the pandemic.
Vardan said, “The increase in the number of new confirmed cases in India is very smooth, with an increase of just over 10,000 per day, which is really a very successful.”
It is reported that the Indian government plans to fight the pandemic through mass vaccination, but the effect is not obvious due to the small scale of vaccination.