Highlights: Maharashtra reports 245 deaths, 4,878 new Covid cases
Coronavirus restrictions are being eased across the world but the rate of infection has dipped only in a few nations. Reopening across cities in US and India continues to be calibrated.
US has put a halt on plans to reopen the states or are approaching a calibrated reopening as coronavirus cases continue to surge. India has begun the second stage of unlocking the economy but retained most of the rules that were part of Unlock 1. Unlock 2 in India came with only a few changes.
US, India, Brazil and Russia could remain in the EU's non-travelling countries list. China could also join the list as Beijing reports surge in cases. China is also reporting a new strain of swine flu which is causing concern for the authorities. WHO has exercised caution and has asked countries to bolster contact tracing as well as their health systems.
India reports 18,522 new cases
India reported 18,522 cases which is lesser than the 19,000-plus cases in reported on Sunday. 418 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24-hours.
New Zealand to lead APEC virtually
New Zealand has decided to call of its plans to host a major meeting of US and Asian leaders in 2021. APEC focuses on trade issues and its 21 members include US, China, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, Indonesia and Hong Kong.
China sees surge in factory output
China's June factory outputs saw a surge which gives glimpses of what could be a long-road to economic recovery. PMI or Purchasing Manager's Index according to the govt stood at 50.9.
Mizoram reports no new Covid-19 cases
Mizoram's govt told ANI that the state did not report any cases of coronavirus on Tuesday.
No new #COVID19 positive case reported in Mizoram on 29th June. The total number of positive cases in the state stands at 151, cured/discharged 61, active cases 90: Department of Information and Public Relations, Government of Mizoram pic.twitter.com/b0DRGGtU49— ANI (@ANI) June 30, 2020
First published: Jun 30, 2020 07:06 IST