The second wave of covid-19 is surely turning out to be more dangerous than the first one for India. Tuesday reported over 1.07 lakh cases in the country. This tally of cases is the highest ever since the coronavirus hit the country.
The record-breaking surge comes as the Centre on Tuesday said Covid-19 is spreading faster in the country than during the last year and cautioned that the next four weeks are "very very critical". The government also sought people's participation to control the second wave of the pandemic.
Among the states with a rapid surge in infections, Maharashtra reported 55,469 cases, Chhattisgarh 9,921 cases, Delhi 5,100 cases, Gujarat 3,280 cases and Rajasthan 2,236 cases.
Facing growing calls for expanding the COVID vaccination drive to cover all age groups, the Centre also appeared to be veering towards the view to make those above 18 years of age eligible for the jabs. At present, only those above 45 years are allowed to take the vaccine.
Delhi also joined a growing number of states to impose night curfew in view of the surge in coronavirus infections as the national capital recorded 5,100 fresh cases on Tuesday, the highest this year. The curfew from 10 pm to 5 am will be in force with immediate effect till April 30.