Photos: Several states step up curbs amid a surge in coronavirus cases

  • On May 6, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan joined several other states to impose complete lockdowns in a bid to curb the spread coronavirus infections. Kerala recorded 42,464 new infections on May 6, the highest since the outbreak hit the state last year. Madhya Pradesh reported 12,421 fresh cases and 86 fatalities. Uttarakhand also extended the lockdown in three heavy caseload districts till May 10. India is currently battling the second wave of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and the current case tally stands at 3,645,164 active cases with 234,083 deaths.
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Police barricades placed on a road in Jabalpur during a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Madhya Pradesh on May 4. Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan imposed complete lockdowns on May 6, joining several other states that have curbed movement of people and banned gatherings to arrest the second wave of coronavirus infections.(ANI)

Police barricades placed on a road in Jabalpur during a curfew imposed to curb the spread of coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Madhya Pradesh on May 4. Kerala, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan imposed complete lockdowns on May 6, joining several other states that have curbed movement of people and banned gatherings to arrest the second wave of coronavirus infections.(ANI)

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Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addresses a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram on May 3. Kerala also decided to enforce an eight-day lockdown beginning May 8, with Vijayan blaming the “worsening” Covid-19 situation for the move, HT reported.(ANI)

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan addresses a press conference in Thiruvananthapuram on May 3. Kerala also decided to enforce an eight-day lockdown beginning May 8, with Vijayan blaming the “worsening” Covid-19 situation for the move, HT reported.(ANI)

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Police personnel screening commuters during a weekend lockdown in Kochi, Kerala on May 2. Kerala is at the third spot after Maharashtra and Karnataka in terms of total coronavirus cases in India.(RS Iyer / AP)

Police personnel screening commuters during a weekend lockdown in Kochi, Kerala on May 2. Kerala is at the third spot after Maharashtra and Karnataka in terms of total coronavirus cases in India.(RS Iyer / AP)

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Covid-19 patients being treated at an orange farm after a shortage of space in hospital wards in Malwa, Madhya Pradesh on May 5. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the only way to break the chain of transmission and contain Covid-19 cases was for people to “close down everything” till May 15, HT reported.(ANI)

Covid-19 patients being treated at an orange farm after a shortage of space in hospital wards in Malwa, Madhya Pradesh on May 5. Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan said the only way to break the chain of transmission and contain Covid-19 cases was for people to “close down everything” till May 15, HT reported.(ANI)

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A health worker arranges oxygen cylinders inside an isolation train coach at Madan Mahal Railway station in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh on May 4. Currently, Madhya Pradesh is under a slew of restrictions to stem the spread of Covid-19. Chouhan said health infrastructure was being readied to deal with a possible third wave of infections.(ANI)

A health worker arranges oxygen cylinders inside an isolation train coach at Madan Mahal Railway station in Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh on May 4. Currently, Madhya Pradesh is under a slew of restrictions to stem the spread of Covid-19. Chouhan said health infrastructure was being readied to deal with a possible third wave of infections.(ANI)

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A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 test in Ajmer, Rajasthan on May 4. The Rajasthan government has similarly has imposed a lockdown in the state from May 10 till May 24. Weddings have been banned till May 31, HT reported.(PTI )

A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman for Covid-19 test in Ajmer, Rajasthan on May 4. The Rajasthan government has similarly has imposed a lockdown in the state from May 10 till May 24. Weddings have been banned till May 31, HT reported.(PTI )

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Hari ki Pauri near empty of its crowds during a lockdown imposed amid the rise in Covid-19 cases in Haridwar, Uttarakhand on May 4. In wake of a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases, curfew has been extended in the three heavy caseload districts of Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar in Uttarakhand till May 10.(ANI )

Hari ki Pauri near empty of its crowds during a lockdown imposed amid the rise in Covid-19 cases in Haridwar, Uttarakhand on May 4. In wake of a fresh surge in Covid-19 cases, curfew has been extended in the three heavy caseload districts of Dehradun, Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar in Uttarakhand till May 10.(ANI )

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A view of the bathing area at Hari ki Pauri during a lockdown in Haridwar, Uttarakhand on May 4. Uttarakhand recorded 8,517 new Covid-19 cases on May 6 --its highest single-day record until now, HT reported.(ANI)

A view of the bathing area at Hari ki Pauri during a lockdown in Haridwar, Uttarakhand on May 4. Uttarakhand recorded 8,517 new Covid-19 cases on May 6 --its highest single-day record until now, HT reported.(ANI)

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