India, Feb. 22 -- Punjab a cause of worry for a high death rate; Kerala continues to see spike in cases

The Maharashtra government February 21, 2021 announced a new set of guidelines in the wake of rising novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) cases. These include lockdowns in five districts as well as night curfews. The state recorded 6, 971 cases in the last 24 hours - the biggest jump since January, according to .

* Pune, for example, imposed fresh curbs, including on night-time movement, large gatherings and restaurants and bars. Schools and colleges will stay shut till February 28.

* Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray February 21 warned during a webcast that "a second wave knocking on the door" and that it ...