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    Covid-19 cases have begun inching up in at least 12 states, rising from three last week, even as the country reported nearly twice as many cases in the week ending Sunday as in the previous seven days. India reported more than 15,700 fresh cases in the week (April 18-24) as compared to 8,050 last week, an increase of 95%. This was the second week of rising cases after a steady decline for 11 consecutive weeks.

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    India recently announced to extend a USD 1 billion line of credit to Sri Lanka as part of its financial assistance to the country to deal with the economic crisis following the previous USD 500 billion line of credit in February to help it purchase petroleum products.
    Maharashtra had done away all the COVID-19 related restrictions on April 2 on the occasion of Gudhi Padwa, the Marathi New Year. However, Tope had then urged people to wear masks voluntarily to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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    As India's Covid graph inches upwards, not enough people are getting their booster shots. Among the reasons for the apparent lethargy are the fear of adverse effects, the view that Covid is now a mild infection and doubts over whether a precaution dose is indeed useful, said scientists, public health experts and industry insiders.

    Delhi had logged 1,042 cases with a positivity rate of 4.64 per cent and two fatalities on Friday. On Thursday, the city reported 965 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 4.71 per cent and one death.
    ( Originally published on 2022-05-18 13:00:41 )