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Highlights: WHO wishes Bolsonaro swift recovery from coronavirus

Covid-19 regulations are being reinforced to curb the spread across several countries. Across the world, lawmakers continue to urge people to wash hands, wear masks and maintain social distance as cases surge.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jul 07, 2020 23:53 IST
Highlights: WHO wishes Bolsonaro swift recovery from coronavirus
(Photo: Reuters)


Cities in Israel and the US re-imposed several restrictions as Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc on healthcare systems and the economy. Rise in cases in Florida saw Miami-Dade county go under lockdown. Arizona has most cases of Covid-19. Authorities in Israel believe that the lockdown was lifted too early as cases continue to rise across the nation.

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Several lawmakers throughout the world reiterated the need for wearing masks and maintaining social distance. New York City mayor De Blasio warned citizens against complacency. German Chancellor Angela Merkel doubled down on the need of wearing masks as several lawmakers said the rule is a trade-off if people want to travel freely again. Brazil president Jair Bolsonaro who diluted the mask-wearing law underwent a test for Covid-19 after developing symptoms.

05:06 PM IST

1,178 new virus cases in Andhra Pradesh

Another 1,178 cases take Andhra Pradesh’s Covid-19 tally to 21,197. Thirteen more deaths increase overall toll to 252: Government bulletin

04:34 PM IST

Chinese students take virus-delayed college entrance exam

Nearly 11 million stressed-out Chinese students began taking the country's gruelling annual college entrance exam on Tuesday following a month-long coronavirus delay, with inspectors this year checking both for cheaters and fevers.

04:18 PM IST

Iran reports record one-day coronavirus death toll of 200

Iran announced on Tuesday 200 more deaths from the coronavirus, the most in a single day since the Middle East's deadliest outbreak began in February.

The Islamic republic's overall death toll from the Covid-19 illness now stands at 11,931, health ministry spokeswoman Sima Sadat Lari said on state television.

04:12 PM IST

Beijing records no new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours

Beijing registered no new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours for the first time since a new cluster linked to the city's major wholesale food market was discovered on June 11, Beijing's Health Commission said on Tuesday.

03:45 PM IST

Russia: 6,368 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24 hours

Russia recorded 6,368 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the infection taly to 694,230, the coronavirus response centre said Tuesday.

03:29 PM IST

Singapore records 157 new Covid-19 cases

Singapore on Tuesday recorded 157 new coronavirus cases, including 137 among foreign workers living dormitories, taking the country's total count to 45,140.

The Ministry of Health (MoH) said that three imported cases were placed on stay-home notices upon arrival in Singapore.

03:21 PM IST

Govt to come up with standard operating procedure for shooting films

Govt to come up with standard operating procedure for shooting films in India in wake of Covid-19 pandemic, set to provide incentives for production to accelerate restart of filmmaking: Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar (ANI)

03:07 PM IST

India’s recovery rate is at 61.13%: Union health ministry

Covid-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark, as a result of continuously expanding network of 1,115 testing labs across the country. Recovered patients touch 4,39,947 today. 1,80,390 more recovered cases than active cases, taking India’s recovery rate to 61.13%: Union Health Ministry

02:45 PM IST

Number of covid-19 infection reaches 4,800-mark amond CAPF

Covid-29 infections continue to rise among the Central Armed Police Forces as the total number of patients crossed 4,800-mark including 1,905 active cases. While the number of total deaths reached 27, out of which 18 deaths have happened in the month of June.

02:18 PM IST

China: 11 million students takes university entrance exam

Around 11 million students began taking China's university entrance exam Tuesday after a delay as the country worked to bring down coronavirus infections.

The exam is believed to be the first mass gathering event since the virus outbreak and administrators are enforcing strict rules to prevent infections, including proof of wellness, social distancing and the wearing of masks.

02:05 PM IST

Palm oil imports plunge by 20%

India, world's largest edible oil importer, saw a 20% slump in demand as lockdown slashed food service sector demand. Angshu Mallick, deputy chief executive of Adani Wilmar, said, "Hotels, restaurants are not opening the way we were expecting after the lockdown. People are not going out and eating the way they use to."

01:51 PM IST

Economic woes worsen for EU

Pandemic problems have shown no signs of easing as the Eurozone economies will most likely see a crash of 8.7%.

01:48 PM IST

Russia reports 6,300 new cases

Russia reported 6,300 new cases and 198 deaths due to Covid-19. 694,230 cases of Covid-19 have been recorded.

01:46 PM IST

Sunak aims to invest $3.75 billion on green projects

British finance minister Rishi Sunak will invest $3.75 billion on green projects so as to provide improved energy efficiency of homes and public buildings. The plan also aims at kickstarting the fledgeling economy.

01:44 PM IST

Tamil Nadu's National Institute of Ageing turns into Covid-19 centre

With 300 oxygen beds, 200 ventilator beds and 250 normal beds, Tamil Nadu's National Institute of Ageing turns into a Covid-19 care centre.

First published: Jul 07, 2020 06:50 IST