Live news: States start curfews to contain Covid, SC to hear NEET-PG case

Live news updates: States in India are imposing weekend curfews, halving capacity in private offices, ordering government employees to work from home as they increase restrictions to contain cases. There was an almost 11 per cent increase in cases in the country on Tuesday against Monday, with the weekly positivity rate increasing to 2.05 per cent.

Petitions challenging reservations in the national quota of seats in postgraduate medical courses will be heard in the Supreme Court on Wednesday after the central government persuaded it to urgently list the matter. The court will hear the petitions challenging reservation for other backward classes (OBCs) and economically weaker sections (EWS) in the all-India quota NEET-PG seats. 

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