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New Delhi :  Comparing the second wave of Covid-19  to Tsunami, Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray has made a solemn appeal to the people of the state not to be complacent in the fight against the global pandemic. He said that people should not show any kind of laxity and continue to wear mask, maintain physical distance, and wash hands. After witnessing a steady decline, a reverse trend is being seen as cases are once again on the rise.

Gujarat: In Gujarat, Ahmedabad city recorded 8 Covid deaths during the last 24 hours, the highest during the last five months. The State reported 13 deaths on November 22, 2020, which is also the highest in a single day during the last 2 months. After the spurt in fresh Covid19 cases in Ahmedabad city, the rise in the death is also the matter of concern for the state health authorities.

Gujarat CM Vijay Rupani has announced that only night curfew will remain in force in four major cities of the state from November 23, 2020. In a statement, he said that Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, and Rajkot will have daily night curfew from 9 pm to 6 am from November 23, 2020. He appealed to the people to strictly follow the compulsory mask and social distancing norms. Meanwhile, three-member central team held a meeting with the Chief Minister at Gandhinagar on November 22  evening, according to a PIB release.

Rajasthan: Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot held a review meeting on the coronavirus situation in the state and directed officials to ensure compliance of all guidelines and orders to contain the spread of the virus. He directed the officials to increase the penalty amount from Rs 10,000 to Rs 25,000 if more than 100 people were found to have gathered at any event such as weddings.

The state cabinet on November 21, 2020, night decided to impose a night curfew in eight districts where the caseload is high starting from November 22, 2020. Markets, restaurants, shopping malls, and other commercial establishments in Jaipur, Jodhpur, Kota, Bikaner, Udaipur, Ajmer, Alwar and Bhilwara headquarters closed at 7 pm. The night curfew in these district headquarters will remain in force from 8 pm to 6 am.

Madhya Pradesh: 85 percent of the new corona cases in the state are coming from urban areas and 15 percent from rural areas. The reason for this is high density of population in urban areas. CM Shivraj Singh Chauhan has appealed to the youth not to be negligent in following COVID 19 guidelines. He said that all preventive measures should be adopted as the percentage of young people in Corona infection is higher while just 10 per cent of elderly people have been infected so far in the state.

Meanwhile, the numbers of COVID-19 cases in the state climbed up to around 1.93 lakh after 1,798 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours. There are now 11, 765 active cases in Madhya Pradesh.

Chhattisgarh: In Chhattisgarh, random Covid test of employees and customers of hotels will be conducted in the state capital Raipur as a part of efforts to check spread of Corona virus infection. Besides, Covid test of fruits and vegetable venders will also be done. The District Collector has also instructed the Health Department to conduct tests by setting up camps in the thickly populated slums of Raipur.

Kerala : The state government has constituted a five-member committee to explore the possibility of setting up vaccine manufacturing units. The units will operate with the drug manufacturing licence of pharmaceutical companies.

Karnataka :  State government decided not to open schools and pre-university colleges till December 31, 2020.A  decision to this effect was  taken on November 23, 2020, at a meeting headed by Chief Minister. It was also decided to meet in last week of December to review the Covid situation and take final decision on school re-opening for the present academic year.

Andhra Pradesh : Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist at the WHO, believes that India has the potential to develop a vaccine for corona soon. On November 22, 2020, she virtually addressed the 39th Graduation Ceremony of Satyasai Institute of Higher Learning at Puttaparthi Prasanthi Nilayam, Anantapur district.

Schools in Andhra Pradesh which were reopened from November 2, 2020, for the students of class 9 and 10, have started classes for 8th standard students from November 23, 2020.  The classes will be held on alternate days for classes 8 and 9 while for class 10 it will be daily following Covid protocols.