A complete lockdown will be imposed in Bihar from July 16 to 31 July to restrain the coronavirus outbreak, Deputy CM Sushil Kumar Modi announced on Tuesday. However, there will be no restrictions on emergency services. The guidelines of the newly imposed lockdown are being prepared.
With 1,916 more people testing positive for COVID-19 in Andhra Pradesh, the total confirmed cases in the state climbed to 33,019 on Tuesday. It is the state’s highest single-day spike of the coronavirus cases.
With 28,000 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, India has crossed the 9 lakh-mark of the total number of infections. The country’s death toll stands at 23,727. India now has 3,11,565 active coronavirus cases 5,71,460 people have recovered among the total of 9.06 lakh cases. The recovery rate of the patients has increased to 63.02%.
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday taking to Twitter said, “This week, the figure of 10,00,000 will be crossed in our country.” Gandhi also tagged a news report quoting the WHO chief who had said that if concrete steps were not taken, the coronavirus situation in the world would turn from bad to worse.
Maharashtra has recorded a spike of 6,497 cases in the past 24 hours, while Delhi has added 1,246 cases to its tally.
Bengaluru will be going under lockdown starting Tuesday night while shops will be allowed to open only from 5 am till noon. As coronavirus cases spike in Bengaluru, the city is being put under complete lockdown for the second time. All public places in Bengaluru, including places of worship, malls, and gyms, and so on will also remain shut in the lockdown period.
The Goa government has made it compulsory for all private hospitals in the state to reserve 20% of their total beds for COVID-19 patients. The decision was taken during a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday to review the coronavirus pandemic situation in the coastal state.
According to Worldometer, over 13,236,252 people have been infected with COVID-19 around the world so far. While more than 7,691,451 have recovered, 575,540 have died. The United States remains the most affected. It has recorded over 65,000 cases in a day and now has 3,479,483 coronavirus cases and 138,247 deaths. A second coronavirus wave in Britain this winter could see 120,000 deaths in hospitals alone in a “reasonable worst-case scenario”, scientists warned on Tuesday.
Brazil has 1,887,959 cases, and 72,921 deaths, while India is the third-worst-hit with 907,645 cases and 23,727 deaths.
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