The Jharkhand government on Wednesday extended ongoing Covid-induced restrictions under 'Swasthya Suraksha Saptah' till July 1.
On June 15, the state government had extended the lockdown-like restrictions till June 24 with some relaxations, including opening of shopping malls and departmental stores till 4 pm.
Before that, only shops were allowed and not the shopping malls and departmental stores. Jharkhand has been under lockdown since April 22, when cases began to rise.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in January 2020, India has reported 3,00,28,709 infections. Of this, 50,848 cases were reported on Wednesday alone.
However, the active cases decreased to 6,43,194 – the lowest in 82 days. The number of recoveries have reached 2,89,94,855. The country’s toll rose by 1,358 to 3,90,660.