Today, Monday, the Ministry of Health in India said that it recorded 100,636 new cases of coronavirus and 2,427 deaths within 24 hours, and the total number of HIV infections in India reached 28.9 million, while the number of deaths reached 349,186, according to the ministry’s data.
In contrast, major cities in India allowed business to resume on Monday and long queues were seen waiting for buses in Mumbai, the country’s financial hub, while traffic returned to the streets of New Delhi after a second wave of the Corona virus that killed hundreds of thousands.
The country recorded 100,636 new cases of coronavirus during the past 24 hours, the lowest number since April 6 and well below last month’s peak of more than 400,000 infections, allowing authorities to reopen parts of the economy.
“We have to save ourselves from infection but also get the economy back in operation,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal wrote on Twitter, ordering half of the capital’s stores to open one day and close another in an effort to reduce congestion, but allowed offices and Delhi’s subway system to operate at half capacity.
Some restrictions remained in place, such as a ban on eating in restaurants and going to theaters and gyms in the city, which is still slowly recovering from the jump in injuries in April and May that led to an overcrowded hospital.
Hospital beds and oxygen cylinders became insufficient and patients died in hospital garages and in their homes, while incinerators and mortuaries struggled to keep up with the constant flow of bodies.
But experts believe that the two outcomes are much less than the truth, and that the numbers may be many times the official figures, and the authorities in the state of Maharashtra, where Mumbai is located, allowed companies to work in the presence of half the staff, and gyms, hair salons and spas opened their doors, but cinemas and shopping centers It will remain closed.
The effort to reopen the economy comes as authorities struggle to vaccinate their population of about 1.4 billion in a strategy that officials say is the only way to curb a third wave of infection, but supply shortages have resulted in only less than five percent of India’s 950 million adults being vaccinated with the two mandatory doses of the drug. Vaccines.