Lockdowns Bring Covid Numbers Down in States and UTs Hit Hardest by Pandemic
Maharashtra and Delhi, hit hard by the second wave of coronavirus, have seen a weekly decline in active cases. Maharashtra that once carried half of the active caseload burden in India has seen the decline consistently for the second week. Two other big states — Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh — have also seen active caseload burden come down.
The four states have put extensive lockdown measures in place. The reduction is also due to the fact that people have again returned to following the COVID-appropriate behaviour like wearing masks, following social distancing norms and not venturing out of homes unless there is some emergency.