Coronavirus — India Now Fourth in Infections, U.S. Surging

  • Maharashtra region in India on Thursday witnessed the highest number of 3,607 new cases and 152 deaths.
  • US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says it is not possible to shut down the economy once again to stop COVID-19 from moving forward.
  • Sweden's education minister, Anna Ekström, says the decision not to close schools for children under the age of 16 has not changed the epidemic.

Coronavirus transmission in India is not showing any signs of stopping. In the last 24 hours, 10,956 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in India, and 396 people have died. At the same time, India has been ranked fourth in the list of countries most affected by the coronavirus.

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, originating from China. As of 12 June 2020, the MoH&FW has confirmed a total of 297,535 cases, 147,195 recoveries (including 1 migration) and 8,498 deaths in the country.

Britain now lags behind India in this list of most cases by country. Coronavirus infection in Britain has been slowing since March. Maharashtra region in India on Thursday witnessed the highest number of 3,607 new cases and 152 deaths.

The epidemic of Coronavirus, COVID-19, is on the rise and has spread to more than 7.6 million people in the world. The death toll has crossed 425,000. The infection has spread to more than 2 million people in the United States.

A total of 254 new cases have been reported in Texas. Notably, the lockdown in Texas was relieved on May 1, and shops, markets, restaurants, theaters, bars, and others were opened. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says it is not possible to shut down the economy once again to stop COVID-19 from moving forward. He also warned of a serious economic crisis and rising unemployment in the United States.

Ashish Jha, president of the Harvard Global Health Initiative, meanwhile, told CNN that the death toll in the United States could reach 2 million by September. The death toll in the country most affected after the US, Brazil, is approaching 40,000.

Coronavirus has killed 8,102 people in India and the number of infected people is close to 300,000. The Indian government says the country’s coronavirus recovery rate is 49.1 percent.

Sweden’s education minister, Anna Ekström, says the decision not to close schools for children under the age of 16 has not changed the epidemic. Schools are starting in Sweden from June 15, and relief will also be provided in the lockdown. People may be allowed to travel within the country.

The coronavirus recession, also known as the Great Lockdown or the Great Shutdown, is a severe and ongoing global recession. IMF projects suggest that the coronavirus recession will be the most severe global economic downturn since the Great Depression, and that it will be “far worse” than the Great Recession of 2009.

The number of coronaviruses infected in Gujarat has crossed 22 thousand, with more than 1,300 deaths. In the last 24 hours, 513 new cases of coronavirus have been reported in Gujarat. According to the data released by the Health and Family Welfare Department, the highest number of new cases were reported in Ahmedabad, with 330 cases, Surat, with 86 cases, Vadodara, with 39 cases, and Gandhinagar, with 11 cases.

At the same time, the total number of infected patients in the state has reached 22,067. So, 38 more people have died in the meantime. With this, the total death toll of the state has gone up to 1,358. So during these 24 hours, 366 patients have also been corona free after treatment.

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Imran Khan has offered to help India fight the Coronavirus. He has spoken of helping under the “Ehsaas Program” of Pakistan for Indian families affected by the lockdown. Prime Minister Khan tweeted that “Pakistan is ready to launch its ‘Ehsaas Program’ to help families in India who have been financially affected by the lockdown.”

India imposed a strict lockdown in late March to curb the spread of the coronavirus. The lockdown has affected a large number of people in India. According to a report by two US universities and a Mumbai-based institute, the lockdown will reduce the income of 84 percent of households, and 34 percent of households cannot run on their own in Gujarat for more than a week without assistance.

Earlier, Sania Nishtar, president of Ehsaas Program in Pakistan, also tweeted that 121 billion Pakistani rupees in cash had been given to more than one crore families so far.

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