May becomes the worst month for Covid in Punjab

Wednesday 02nd June 2021 08:13 EDT

Chandigarh: Even as the Covid cases and deaths are on the decline, May has proved to be the worst month so far as the state reported over 35 per cent of the total Covid cases and 40 per cent of the total deaths in just past 30 days. In the last one month, the state reported around 200,000 cases and around 5,500 deaths.

The second wave has hit the state badly. In the last two weeks, the state witnessed a decline in the cases as well as deaths. The first case of Covid and death in the state was reported last year in March. Since then, the state has reported 523,000 cases and over 14,300 deaths.

However, the last two months have proved worst. Putting together the cases and deaths reported in April and May, the state reported 325,000 cases and over 7,500 deaths. It means in the last two months around 58 per cent of the total cases and 53 per cent of the deaths were witnessed. Earlier, April proved the worst month ever with 131,000 cases and over 2,100 deaths. Significantly, the first wave’s peak came in September when 60,000 cases and 1,954 deaths were reported.

Haryana COVID-19 lockdown extended till June 7, check details here
Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday (May 30, 2021) announced that the lockdown in the state has been extended by one week till June 7 in view of the COVID-19 situation in the state.

Lockdown extended in Haryana

The Haryana government said that the lockdown has been extended by one week till June 7 in view of the Covid-19 situation in the state. State Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar announced that the new Covid-19 guidelines direct the shops in the state to operate as per the odd-even formula. “We have decided to extend lockdown till June 7. Shops can now operate from 9 am to 3 pm. Shopkeepers must follow odd-even formula. Educational institutions will remain closed till June 15. Night curfew will continue from 10 pm to 5 am,” said Khattar.

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