Live News: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will meet with senior government officials at 4:30 p.m. to discuss the Covid situation in the country, according to multiple reports. The total number of Covid-19 infections in India rose to 35.52 million and the death toll stood at 483,790 on Sunday.

The country has recorded 159,632 new cases of Covid-19 and 327 deaths from the disease overnight, marking a 12% to 12% increase in daily infections since Saturday.

It has 3,623 cases of the rapidly spreading Omicron variant of the coronavirus, with Maharashtra leading the number (1,009 patients). The total number of Covid-19 infections stands at 35.52 million and the death toll has risen to 483,790.

Delhi does not intend to impose a lockdown to contain coronavirus cases and “there is no need to panic,” Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said as he said during a briefing news that he had recovered from his infection.

“There will be no lockdown if you wear masks and maintain social distancing. We will look into the situation tomorrow,” he said.

The dates for the assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Manipur, Punjab and Uttarakhand were announced on Saturday. The elections will take place in seven phases starting from UP on February 10, with the counting of the votes scheduled for March 10.

The electoral commission for the first time banned physical gatherings and roadshows until January 15, saying the rule was necessary for the safety of people in the coronavirus pandemic and will be reviewed later because the “situation in soil is dynamic “.