India, the world’s most populous country, record about 234,692 Covid-19 infections case in the 24 hours to Saturday morning, health ministry data showed, which was the eighth record daily increase in the last nine days.
New Delhi went into a weekend lockdown on Saturday as India faces a ferocious new corona virus wave, with daily cases hitting another record increase of 234,692 nationwide and families clamouring for drugs and hospital beds.
The health ministry said the latest number is the eighth record high in the last nine days.
Many states are, however, clamping down, including hotspot Maharashtra, industry-heavy Gujarat and IT hub Bangalore’s home state Karnataka, although restrictions are less onerous than last year.
In the capital, New Delhi, which has overtaken Mumbai as the worst-hit Indian city, restaurants, malls, gyms and spas were closed for the weekend.