More stringent measures have been put in place in New Delhi, where there has been an exponential increase in Covid-19 cases in the last week. The authorities of the Indian capital, fearing a repetition of last year’s disastrous scenario, when thousands of people died from the virus and the health system was on the verge of collapse, ordered the closure of the restaurants – whose capacity was already limited. 50% – and non-essential offices. It is not a total lockdown, but we are close to it. The governor of New Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal, fearing the psychological repercussions of the new ‘closures’ for citizenship, has promoted a program that provides the possibility for people in isolation at home to take advantage of free online yoga classes. Yoga, he explained, helps sick people to “strengthen their immunity and achieve mental and spiritual peace.” According to local media, India’s capital recorded 17 deaths on both Saturday and Sunday, the heaviest toll ever. more than 200 days, while on a national level the country yesterday registered almost 170 thousand new cases. More than 1.5 billion doses of the vaccine have been administered in India so far, and adolescents have recently begun to be immunized as well.
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