As per the Union Health Ministry, India recorded 2,59,170 new Covid-19 cases and 1,761 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The total case tally in India now stands at 1,53,21,089. At present, there are 20,31,977 active cases. And as many as 12,71,29,113 people have been vaccinated so far.
US and UK have advised their citizens to avoid travelling to India. India now falls under the ‘red list’ of countries from which most travel to the UK is banned over COVID-19. This comes amid fears of new Covid-19 variant cases in India.
Vaccination for 18 years and above will start from May 1, the central government announce Monday.
The decision has come after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of meetings. These meetings were held to discuss the situation of coronavirus in the country.