India's coronavirus cases cross 1 million

Saturday, 18 Jul, 2020

Last week India overtook Russian Federation as the world's third-most-infected COVID-19 country. This is the seventh consecutive day that COVID-19 cases in the country have increased by more than 26,000, which can be attributed to the high number of daily tests being conducted across the country. In some areas, long lines of bodies snake out of cremation grounds.

The number of coronavirus cases in India neared one million on Thursday as infection numbers rose in the countryside, pushing authorities to reinstate lockdowns across several states. Tamil Nadu has recorded 1,56,369 coronavirus cases so far, including 2,236 deaths. Although the U.S. is now the worst hit in the world, the team from MIT's school of management says that India will surpass the United States soon.

The Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed that 86% of the total cases are from ten states.

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More than 100 million Indians have lost their jobs. We wish for the extension of lockdown for one more week.

These are the highest daily figures yet.

The coronavirus has spread to nearly all states and union territories in India.

As the economic pain really began to bite, Modi changed course. The city and a neighboring semi-rural area have been locked down since last week.

West Bengal extended the temporary restriction it imposed on the arrival of flights to Kolkata Airport from 6 cities - Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Nagpur and Ahmedabad to July 31. There are more than 8,000 people in hospitals who have either tested positive for the coronavirus or are suspected to have it. Bihar is a source of migrant labor across India; the surge in Bihar's cases correlates with the return of workers from distant cities.

Meanwhile, in Indonesia, large-scale restrictions in its capital were set to continue as new COVID-19 cases rise, with cinemas and other indoor entertainment spaces to remain closed.

Many experts say however that authorities are not testing almost enough people and that the official figures underplay the seriousness of the situation. "Lives of people in India are no less valuable than people in other parts of the world".

"India's fatality rate is 2.57 percent and recovery rate is 63.25 percent".

A lack of coronavirus discipline forced Goa, another Indian state, to announced a three-day shutdown from Thursday evening and a night curfew until August 10. "We have given the proposal to the government", said Kumar.

Karnataka minister R Ashoka on Friday said that the COVID-19 lockdown will not be extended further in Bengaluru.

"As we move forward, the goal has to be lower mortality", he said.