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States start easing Covid-19 curbs on way to new normal as cases decline

Government sources have clarified that even if the curbs are lifted, the use of masks would continue

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Haryana lifted all the Covid-related restrictions on Wednesday night

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With Covid-19 cases in the country declining, and following the Centre’s nudge, states are considering relaxing the remaining restrictions imposed in the wake of the third wave of the pandemic.

While Haryana lifted all such curbs on Wednesday night, several other states, including Maharashtra, Delhi, Gujarat, and Kerala, are expected to hold review meetings soon to take a call on the matter.

The daily Covid cases have been on a declining trend since January 21, when over 337,000 cases were recorded. The daily and weekly positivity rates have also been consistently below the 5 per cent mark. The country’s weekly

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First Published: Feb 18 2022 | 12:01 AM IST

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