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LIVE: J&K records 117 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 2,718

Governments around the world fight the coronavirus and the looming economic recession. Businesses reopen in several nations slowly as people try to minimise the effects of the pandemic on their pockets.

By Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Updated: Jun 02, 2020 20:29 IST
LIVE: J&K records 117 new Covid-19 cases, tally rises to 2,718

Covid-19 lockdowns are gradually being lifted globally. While some countries have asked employees to rejoin offices, some have updated their list of nations whose citizens can arrive for tourism. Czech Republic took out a list of 29 nations to which Czechs can travel to. Tourist dependent places like the island-nation Malta, Florida Keys in the US and even tourist spots in Italy are reopening itself to tourists in a bid to bring back demand to one of the worst-hit sectors by Covid-19.

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The WHO has raised concerns about the rise in the number of cases in the Central and South Americas. It highlighted that the US, Brazil, Peru, Chile and Mexico continue to report the highest number of cases. Worst-hit Spain and Italy have shown signs of abating the virus with the former not reporting a single-death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours. Italy also saw less cases and deaths due to Covid-19. India has so far recorded 198,706 cases, with 5,599 deaths. 8,171 fresh cases were recorded.

Follow LIVE updates on how the pandemic is affecting everyone around the world:

03:58 PM IST

Markets such as Chandni Chowk, Lajpat in Delhi reopen

Markets in New Delhi reopen after Delhi government eases restrictions as the lockdown is extended till June 30.

Shopkeepers in Delhi's Lajpat Nagar Market say they will follow all the guidelines of social distancing and other precuations mentioned by the government as markets reopens.

03:58 PM IST

Covid-19 outbreaks could become seasonal

Covid-19 outbreaks could become seasonal, a study by Sydney University said. The study also indicated that the outbreaks can arise when there is low humidity.

01:12 PM IST

Have launched app to guide Covid-19 patients: Delhi CM

Delhi CM says it was necessary to bridge the information gap. He said earlier citizens were not aware about empty beds. He also said that patients will receive appropriate treatment and reiterated that no one will be denied treatment.

12:57 PM IST

Jharkhand cases inch towards 700

Jharkhand has 374 active cases of coronavirus in the state. 5 people have died so far.

12:04 PM IST

Rajasthan reports 171 new cases

Rajashtan has 9,271 active cases of Covid-19.

11:32 AM IST

Goa opens from lockdown, shops open in various areas

Goa saw vehicular movement increase as Unlock 1 launches. Shops have also opened in certain areas.

11:16 AM IST

Our sectors are future-ready: PM Modi

PM Modi said the pandemic has affected every single sector but India has made sure that its industries are ready to weather the fallout and claw its way back towards prosperity.

11:13 AM IST

5 Is needed for self-reliant India: PM

PM Modi said Intent, Inclusion, Infrastructure, Innovation and Investment are very important along with important bold decisions that have taken to bolster the economy.

11:07 AM IST

We will definitely get out growth back: PM

PM Modi said that India will again come out on top and get its growth back and strengthen the economy. The PM said that Unlock 1 will pave the path towards growth and take the first steps towards prosperity.

10:27 AM IST

685 Indians arrive at Tuticorin's Chidambaranar Port

Passengers rescued under Vande Bharat through the INS Jalashwa thank the govt for rescuing them from Sri Lanka. 685 Indians have returned home.

10:25 AM IST

Chinese doctor suffering from Covid-19 dies after 4 months

Dr Hu Weifeng becomes the latest casualty in Covid-19-hit Wuhan and becomes the latest casualty to be reported from China in weeks. Hu was a doctor who worked at the Wuhan Central Hospital.

10:06 AM IST

China delayed releasing info on Covid-19

China delayed its Covid-19 response when it came to releasing the decoded genome and other important information to WHO. The WHO China said that they released it to WHO, 15 minutes before Chinese CCTV had the information, according to a report by the Associated Press.

09:39 AM IST

Assam, Tripura and Mizoram report new cases

Barring Sikkim, all the other seven states in the northeastern region of India has reported fresh coronavirus cases. Tripura is slowly inching towards 500 coronavirus cases while Assam will soon cross the 1,400-mark in number of cases recorded.

09:09 AM IST

8,171 new cases recorded in last 24 hours

India continues to record 8000+ new daily Covid-19 cases for third day in a row. 204 people have died in the last 24 hours.

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08:47 AM IST

QR codes to enter nightclubs, bars and restaurants in Seoul, other cities

The South Korean govt has mandated QR codes to log visitors at high-risk churches, nightclubs and entertainment sites. The QR codes are being used so that the authorities can control new outbreaks.

First published: Jun 02, 2020 07:29 IST