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India records single-day highest in four months; 43,846 new daily cases

New Delhi, March 21: India on Sunday recorded 43,846 new daily cases of the coronavirus infections which is the highest single-day surge in around four months pushing the country to the brink of a likely ‘second wave’ of the pandemic.

The COVID-19 cases have been rising at an alarming rate prompting states like Punjab, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Karnataka to impose strict COVID-19 measures. Lockdowns, night curfews have been imposed in many districts and cities to stop the spread of the infection.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan claimed that people have become complacent in following the COVID-19 safety protocols which has resulted in the recent surge. Further, he urged that citizens should not to let their guard down against the infection, else the situation may turn “dangerous”.

“I want to appeal to people of the country that they should not let the COVID appropriate behaviour get weakened at any cost. Maintaining social distancing, wearing masks properly and washing hands with soap probably are the biggest tools to win the fight against COVID-19,” said Vardhan.

He added that that the two vaccines are the second tool in this fight against contagion.

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