India Witnesses 90% Rise In Daily Cases: Will Travel Be Affected?

by Sanjana Shenoy
India Witnesses 90% Rise In Daily Cases: Will Travel Be Affected?

India witnessed a whopping 90 per cent rise in fresh Covid-19 cases. With a total of 2,183 fresh cases recorded in just 24 hours, India’s tally of covid-19 cases is now at 4,30,44,280. While active cases reduced to 11,542, the death toll of fresh fatalities climbed up to 214, including 213 from Kerala and 1 in Uttar Pradesh. This has led to the question, is this the fourth Covid-19 wave and will travel be affected? Read on to know more.

 Face Masks Mandatory In Chandigarh & Lucknow

On Monday, April 18, Delhi recorded 501 fresh Covid-19 positive cases. India recorded a 90 per cent rise in fresh cases. This has led to masks once again being mandated in Chandigarh due to surge in Covid-19 cases. Chandigarh has directed its citizens to mandatorily wear masks inside cinema halls, classrooms, indoor gatherings, public transport, shopping malls and offices. Uttar Pradesh government has made masks mandatory in public places in Lucknow and National Capital Region (NCR).

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5 States In India With Rising Covid-19 Cases

When it comes to travel, some states in India like Delhi, Maharashtra, Kerala, Mizoram and Haryana are reporting a gradual uptick in Covid-19 cases. The Union health ministry data reveals that India’s overall Covid-19 tally stands at 4,30,39,025, with an active caseload of 11,058. This accounts for 0.03 per cent of the total. As India witnesses a 90 per cent rise in Covid-19 cases, it’s only right to ponder if it’s truly safe to travel or necessary for the same. Especially when you’re travelling to the above five states, wear your masks, follow social distancing guidelines and avoid travel altogether if possible. Meanwhile, until you can travel to Delhi, here’s a virtual tour for the same.