Covid update: Why Kerala won't impose lockdown; R-Value rises
Published on Sep 04, 2021 08:19 AM IST
From a rise in India's R-value, to Kerala ruling out a full lockdown - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Researchers said that the country's R-value, which reflects how quickly the virus is spreading, rose to nearly 1.2 in the second half of August, mainly driven by a surge in states in Kerala and Maharashtra. Despite a rise in cases, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan ruled out a full lockdown citing its impact on the economy. Meanwhile, doctors in Delhi hinted at a decline in mucormycosis or 'black fungus' cases. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.