As India stares at a second Covid wave, 46,951 fresh coronavirus cases in 24 hours – biggest single-day jump since November 7 – took the country’s tally to 1,16,46,081, the government data showed Monday morning.
Of these, over 1.11 crore people have recovered so far, and 1,59,967 total deaths have been recorded.
In the last one week, India has seen the sharpest surge in fresh infections in nearly four months after the spread of virus had seemed to slow down.
Restrictions have returned in several parts of the country as government and experts say violation of protocols is leading to surge in cases.
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The Indian Tea Association on Monday hiked the minimum per day wage of workers by an interim amount of Rs 26. This was after the Gauhati High Court put the onus on raising wages on tea plantation owners. The decision was taken at a meeting of the association’s national committee.
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