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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.

12:21 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 234 new cases

Rajasthan reported 234 new cases which took the number of infections to 20,922. 4 people died in the last 24 hours.

11:28 AM IST

Melbourne under lockdown as cases rise

Australia's Melbourne has been put under lockdown for at least six weeks according to State Premier Daniel Andrews. The lockdown will begin on Wednesday midnight (local time).

11:05 AM IST

Infosys brings over 200 employees back home from US

Infosys brought back 200 of its employees and stranded family members from US' San Francisco to Bengaluru via a chartered flight.

10:19 AM IST

Pune man died by suicide after he and his son test positive

A man in Pune's Kondhwa died by suicide after he and his son tested positive for Covid-19. This incident occurred at a quarantine centre.

09:46 AM IST

Air New Zealand halts new bookings

Air New Zealand has decided not to take new bookings as the South-Pacific nation looks reduce the burden on overflowing quarantine facilities. The airline said that it will align 'daily arrivals with the capacity available at isolation facilities.'

09:23 AM IST

India records 22,252 cases in last 24 hours

With 467 deaths in last 24-hours, India's Covid-19 toll crossed the 20,000 mark.

<p>India records 22,252 cases in last 24 hours</p>
08:52 AM IST

German single-day case tally sees slight rise

Germany recorded 390 new cases of Covid-19 in last 24-hours. 8 people also died in the last 24-hours.

08:47 AM IST

Australian state sees continued surge in Covid-19 cases

Victoria recorded 191 fresh Covid-19 cases. Victoria's borders have also been sealed by the Australian government.

07:51 AM IST

Online selling of goats begins due to Covid-19 for Bakra Eid

Madhya Pradesh livestock owners have shifted to online selling of goats to curb the spread of Covid-19. Social media platforms are facilitating the selling in cities like Indore.

07:25 AM IST

Mexican health officials fear that pandemic can last till 2021

Mexico's health officials fear that coronavirus can continue to trouble the Latin American nation until 2021. Mexican Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell in an interview said he believes the death toll and infection tally are likely higher than reported figures.

07:11 AM IST

Karnataka minister fears Covid-19 community transmission

Karnataka minister Madhswamy said that the situation might have gotten out of hand somewhere and fears that the state is seeing Covid-19 transmission.

06:54 AM IST

China reports 8 cases of Covid-19

China has reported 8 new cases of Covid-19. Beijing has not reported any Covid-19 cases so far.

First published: Jul 07, 2020 06:50 IST