Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Considering the recent surge in COVID-19 cases in the country, Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the COVID-19 situation is getting worse. India's COVID-19 case tally is now nearing 1.21 crore, while the death count is rising too. To curb the rise, the government has asked the states to ramp up testing with a focus on RT-PCR, isolate promptly, trace contacts, boost healthcare resources. Subject expert committee is likely to meet today to consider granting emergency use authorisation to Russia’s vaccine candidate Sputnik V manufactured by Dr Reddy in India. M has issued instructions that there should be no localized lockdown without his approval, Chahal told CNBC-TV18. “No one takes pleasure in lockdown,” he added. But, he said, we cannot lower our guard either, we need to be cautious and curb crowding of people. I believe, with the current curbs we should not need to resort to lockdown in Mumbai, Chahal said.