India is now the fourth worst-affected country in the world with 5.85 lakh coronavirus cases and 17,400 deaths. Meanwhile, Unlock 2 starts today as the country further eases restrictions across sectors. With Unlock 2, more domestic passenger flights and trains will be allowed in this phase. Lockdown will however be strictly implemented in the containment zones till July 31. As coronavirus cases continue to spike in the country, India’s first indigenous Covid vaccine Covaxin has been given the nod for human trials by the Drug Controller General of India. Hyderabad-based Bharat Biotech has developed Covaxin, a vaccine for Covid-19, in collaboration with ICMR.
Coronavirus cases in India have crossed the 5.85 lakh-mark as the country has entered into the Unlock 2.0 phase. India has recorded 18,653 new COVID-19 cases and 507 deaths in the last 24 hours. Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, and Karnataka. Among the big cities Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, and Bengaluru have recorded the most number of coronavirus cases. In India there are 2,20,114 coronavirus active cases, so far 3,47,978 COVID-19 positive patients have been cured or recovered, 17,400 people have died due to the highly contagious virus and one has been migrated, as per data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Around the world, more than 1.43 crore people have been infected by the Coronavirus. The US (2,629,372), Brazil (1,402,041), Russia (6,46,929), India (5,66,840) and United Kingdom (3,14,160) remain the worst affected. Around 5.09 lakh people have died due to coronavirus. The US, Brazil, United Kingdom, Italy, and France have recorded the most number of the COVID-19 related deaths, as per data released by the Johns Hopkins University and Medicine Coronavirus Resource Center.