India added nearly 335,500 new Covid cases today, according to Worldometer. With a tally of 38.9 million cases, India is the second worst-hit country after the US. Delhi and Mumbai witnessed a dip in Covid cases on Friday, logging 10,756 and 5,008 single-day cases, respectively.
Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry said that isolation facility would not be mandatory for international travellers arriving from at-risk countries from January 22. In a statement, the ministry also said that they would still be required to undergo seven-day home quarantine.
Karnataka has decided to withdraw weekend curfew, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin announced that there will be a complete lockdown in the state on January 23 due to rising Covid-19 cases.
In other news, the BCCI and IPL team owners will discuss potential back-up venues for the upcoming edition of the league in a virtual meeting today.