Registering a steady increase for the 40th day in a row, the active cases have increased to 19,29,329 comprising 12.81 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID recovery rate has dropped to 86 per cent.
Union Minister Harsh Vardhan said all possible support is being extended to states to double production of Remdesivir drug, ensure uninterrupted supply of oxygen and COVID-19 vaccines, besides enhancing healthcare infrastructure.
Healthcare workers across the country have expressed their dismay at the Centre's decision to not extend the scheme. The move, which came at a time when the country is facing an unprecedented surge in COVID cases, was criticised widely.
The night curfew will come into effect from Tuesday. Movement will be restricted from 10 pm to 4 pm. During the curfew, all services barring those deemed essential will be shut. Shops, theatres and malls will also be shut.