- Title: India intensifies local coronavirus lockdowns as cases cross 820,000
- Date: 11th July 2020
- Summary: NEW DELHI, INDIA (JULY 11, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) EXTERIOR OF LOK NAYAK HOSPITAL SIGNBOARD READING NAME OF HOSPITAL IN ENGLISH VARIOUS OF EXTERIOR OF HOSPITAL VEHICLES MOVING ON ROAD EXTERIOR OF ALL INDIA INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL SCIENCES (AIIMS) HOSPITAL SIGNBOARD READING NAME OF HOSPITAL IN HINDI AND ENGLISH PEOPLE OUTSIDE HOSPITAL (SOUNDBITE) (English) FORMER CHAIRMAN, HEALTH COMMITTEE, MUNICIPAL CORPORATION OF DELHI, DR. V.K. MONGA, SAYING: "8.2 lakh (820,000) cases total and that's amounting to 23,000, they are big numbers. Every person counts, everybody counts and every death is definitely a blot on the healthcare system of the country. But in the last few days, the number of cases has increased because, number one - we have a huge density of population." SAROJINI NAGAR MARKET SIGNBOARD READING IN ENGLISH PEOPLE WALKING IN SAROJINI NAGAR MARKET SHOPKEEPER SEATED VARIOUS OF PEOPLE IN MARKET (SOUNDBITE) (Hindi) SHOPKEEPER IN SAROJINI NAGAR MARKET, OMBRAT SHARMA, SAYING: "We have to live with corona (virus). We Indians have learnt this pretty well, as you can see, people are getting infected more but they also are recovering. There is nothing to worry. However, we must exercise precautions like wearing masks, keeping a space of 18 square feet around ourselves, using sanitizer. We have made all kinds of arrangements in the shops." VARANASI, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA (JULY 11, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) VARIOUS OF BLOCKADE ON ROAD POLICE VAN POLICEMEN STANDING VARIOUS OF BLOCKADES ON DESERTED ROAD VARIOUS OF SANITATION WORKERS CLEANING ROAD POLICE VEHICLES MOVING IN SHUT MARKETS MAKING ANNOUNCEMENTS ASKING PEOPLE TO STAY INDOORS MAN LOOKING FROM WINDOW WOMAN AND CHILDREN ON LARGELY DESERTED ROAD MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA (JULY 11, 2020) (ANI - NO USE INDIA) PEOPLE AND VEHICLES IN SHUT MARKET AREA SIGNBOARD READING IN HINDI AND ENGLISH: "DHARAVI MAIN ROAD" CROWDED MARKET AREA
- Embargoed: 25th July 2020 13:17
- Keywords: Delhi Dharavi slums India Mumbai coronavirus disease population density social distancing spread
- Location: NEW DELHI/VARANASI, UTTAR PRADESH/MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- City: NEW DELHI/VARANASI, UTTAR PRADESH/MUMBAI, MAHARASHTRA, INDIA
- Country: India
- Topics: Health/Medicine
- Reuters ID: LVA001CMD6ZWV
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- Story Text:India reported a record 27,114 new coronavirus cases on Saturday (July 11) as local authorities re-imposed lockdowns in many states across the country.
The new cases pushed India's tally to more than 820,000 cases, the world's third-biggest outbreak, behind only the United States and Brazil in confirmed infections.
There have been more than 22,000 deaths in India since the first case was detected in January, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday.
However, the lockdown was not seen in metro cities like Delhi and Mumbai, which have been the worst-affected by the pandemic.
"We have to learn to live with corona(virus), people are getting infected more but they are also recovering," said a shopkeeper, in a largely deserted Sarojini Nagar market of Delhi, which is otherwise buzzing with crowds on weekends.
"However, we must exercise precautions like wearing masks, keeping a space of 18 square feet around ourselves, using sanitiser," he added.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also reviewed the COVID-19 situation in the country in a meeting attended by Interior Minister Amit Shah, Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan, and other senior officials of the central government.
Modi's government, anxious to jump-start an economy stung by the pandemic and put millions of people back to work, in early June eased an initial lockdown of the 1.3 billion population imposed in March.
But rising new flare-ups of the virus has been forcing some major industrial towns and states to re-impose localised restrictions.
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