Photos: Covid-19 cases over 1.75 million as India enters Unlock 3

A surge in coronavirus cases by 54,735 between August 01 and August 2 morning has brought the number of coronavirus affected people to over 1.75 million. According to the health ministry’s tally, 1,750,725 Covid-19 cases have been reported in the country including 37,364 deaths, entering August 02. The surge in cases came as the country entered the third phase of the Unlock and the government starting to implement new guidelines like that of removing the night curfew, in a bid to restoring normalcy in the country, while trying to keep a check the rise in cases.

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A man is seen wearing a face mask in the colours of the Indian national flag in Mumbai on August 1. India reported 54,735 new Covid-19 cases between August 1 and August 2 morning taking the tally to 1,750,725 , health ministry figures showed. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

A man is seen wearing a face mask in the colours of the Indian national flag in Mumbai on August 1. India reported 54,735 new Covid-19 cases between August 1 and August 2 morning taking the tally to 1,750,725 , health ministry figures showed. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

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A health worker in PPE overalls collects swab sample to test for Covid-19 at the Indo-Israel Non-Invasive Rapid Covid-19 test study camp, at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on July 31. More than a million cases were added to the country’s infection tally in July—from 585,493 on July 1 to 1,638,870 on July 31—and the death toll went up to 35,747 from 17,400 in the same period, HT reported. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

A health worker in PPE overalls collects swab sample to test for Covid-19 at the Indo-Israel Non-Invasive Rapid Covid-19 test study camp, at Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital in New Delhi on July 31. More than a million cases were added to the country’s infection tally in July—from 585,493 on July 1 to 1,638,870 on July 31—and the death toll went up to 35,747 from 17,400 in the same period, HT reported. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

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People out and about at market near Thane station road in Mumbai after Maharashtra relaxed lockdown restrictions on August 01. The surge in numbers coincided with the day India entered the third phase of lockdown relaxations from August 01, termed Unlock 3. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )

People out and about at market near Thane station road in Mumbai after Maharashtra relaxed lockdown restrictions on August 01. The surge in numbers coincided with the day India entered the third phase of lockdown relaxations from August 01, termed Unlock 3. (Praful Gangurde / HT Photo )

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A worker chemically disinfects the premises inside a gym ahead of its reopening at Shalimar Bagh in New Delhi on July 31. The Centre announced on July 29 that gyms and yoga centres can reopen from August 5 under fresh relaxations, while also removing a night curfew that restricted movement of people outside containment zones. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A worker chemically disinfects the premises inside a gym ahead of its reopening at Shalimar Bagh in New Delhi on July 31. The Centre announced on July 29 that gyms and yoga centres can reopen from August 5 under fresh relaxations, while also removing a night curfew that restricted movement of people outside containment zones. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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A health worker thermal screens a resident at a containment zone in Chennai on July 30. However, the guidelines also regulated that a strict lockdown will continue in containment zones – areas that report clusters of the disease – till August 31 and asked authorities to maintain strict perimeter control in such zones. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

A health worker thermal screens a resident at a containment zone in Chennai on July 30. However, the guidelines also regulated that a strict lockdown will continue in containment zones – areas that report clusters of the disease – till August 31 and asked authorities to maintain strict perimeter control in such zones. (Arun Sankar / AFP)

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Health workers chemically disinfect the premises inside a cinema hall during a press preview to show preparedness of reopening halls amid the Covid-19 pandemic in New Delhi on July 31. Schools, colleges, theatres, swimming pools, metro rail, cinema halls and bars will continue to remain closed and large gatherings will also not be allowed, the Centre’s guidelines stated. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

Health workers chemically disinfect the premises inside a cinema hall during a press preview to show preparedness of reopening halls amid the Covid-19 pandemic in New Delhi on July 31. Schools, colleges, theatres, swimming pools, metro rail, cinema halls and bars will continue to remain closed and large gatherings will also not be allowed, the Centre’s guidelines stated. (Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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Police personnel direct commuters outside Rumi Gate Road in Lucknow on August 01. According to HT’s analysis, data has shown that new Covid-19 hotspots are emerging in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, away from the previous hotbeds of Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

Police personnel direct commuters outside Rumi Gate Road in Lucknow on August 01. According to HT’s analysis, data has shown that new Covid-19 hotspots are emerging in Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh, away from the previous hotbeds of Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu. (Dheeraj Dhawan / HT Photo)

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A medical personnel collects a blood sample under the “Community transmission surveillance programme" to conduct rapid antibody tests and calculate the transmission stage of Covid-19, in New Delhi on August 1. As one of the strategies to contain the spread of the pandemic, authorities have started the second serological survey for Covid-19 in Delhi where around 15,000 blood samples will be collected till August 5, HT reported. (HT Photo)

A medical personnel collects a blood sample under the “Community transmission surveillance programme" to conduct rapid antibody tests and calculate the transmission stage of Covid-19, in New Delhi on August 1. As one of the strategies to contain the spread of the pandemic, authorities have started the second serological survey for Covid-19 in Delhi where around 15,000 blood samples will be collected till August 5, HT reported. (HT Photo)

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A man cycles across Rajpath in New Delhi on July 29. During a visit to Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS), Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy requested all states in the country to emulate the “Delhi model” for controlling the spread of the coronavirus, HT reported. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A man cycles across Rajpath in New Delhi on July 29. During a visit to Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS), Minister of State for Home Affairs G Kishan Reddy requested all states in the country to emulate the “Delhi model” for controlling the spread of the coronavirus, HT reported. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

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