States are starting to relax lockdown measures as the second wave of Covid infections is showing signs of plateauing. As a result, national mobility has improved notably since the start of the month. As of June 18, total mobility (ex-residential) in India stood 22% below the baseline, according to Google data, up from 50% below baseline at the peak of the 2021 lockdown. The turnaround in mobility has been led by states that have witnessed a sharp drop in infections in recent weeks, including Delhi, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. Other states have also experienced improved mobility as case numbers have declined.
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