Active cases below 9 lakh after 1 month
Even as India’s cumulative Covid-19 caseload inched closer to seven million today, signs of the disease stabilising firmed up with active infections dropping below 9 lakh for the first time since September 9.
In another strong sign of the disease graph steadying, daily new recoveries surpassed new cases for the third week in a row. The active infections settled today at 8,93,592.
The Health Ministry has issued norms for the opening of entertainment parks and theatres from October 15. The ministry said one person on alternate stairs on escalators would be allowed, 6-ft distancing was mandatory in all areas, theatres would operate at 50 percent capacity and online tickets must be encouraged.