Several Indian states have imposed weekend curfews and locked down high-risk areas as coronavirus cases surge. The number of confirmed infections neared 900,000 with a record 28,701 cases reported in the past 24 hours. The total is behind only the United States and Brazil. The Health Ministry also reported another 500 deaths, taking India’s total confirmed fatalities from COVID-19 to 23,174. New Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Pune are among the cities witnessing a surge in infections. India imposed a national lockdown March 24 that lasted more than two months, but it has mostly reopened.
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