cases and the overall death toll stood at 2,42,362. It was the fourth day straight that the country had recorded over 400,000 fresh Covid-19 cases.
Tamil Nadu, known for its automobile manufacturing, said it would move from a partial to a full
on Monday, shutting public transport and state-run alcohol retailers. Neighbouring Karnataka state extended a total shutdown late on Friday. India is yet to impose a national
as it did during its first wave last year, but around half of all its states have imposed a total shutdown. The rest are under a partial shutdown.
Hospitals around India have been overwhelmed by a fresh wave of Covid-19 infections with oxygen supplies running short in medical facilities due to the sudden surge in demand.