Coronavirus updates for May 27

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

As the number of coronavirus cases in India cross 1.5 lakh, the Supreme Court has asked the Centre to identify private hospitals to treat COVID-19 patients for free or at a nominal cost.

Meanwhile, states continue to mitigate the health crisis. Tamil Nadu reported the highest single-day increase in the number of cases, while the count in Kerala crossed 1,000. West Bengal has ordered all schools and colleges to remain closed till June 30. Goa has asked all those who are entering the state to either furnish COVID-19 negative certificate or get tested.

While the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) advised the use of hydroxychloroquine to frontline health workers, France has recommended that the drug should not be prescribed except for clinical trials. According to Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), The Lancet study, which found that the use of the drug increased the risk of death by 34 percent, the research was an analysis of hospital registers and not a randomised clinical trial.

Across the world, the number of coronavirus cases crossed 5.7 million, with over 350,000 deaths reported. While restrictions on the movement of refugees is in place, Greece has lifted curbs on the general population and is preparing to welcome tourists. A report by the Institute for Fiscal Studies and UCL Institute of Education states that working mothers have been able to do only one hour of uninterrupted work for every three hours done by men.

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Meet the environmentalist and dancer who is providing khadi masks to armed personnel

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How COVID-19 is transforming the education sector in India

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Biocon gets DCGI nod for device to treat critical COVID-19 patients

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Amazon provides free COVID-19 health insurance for its sellers

Amazon has partnered with Acko General Insurance to manage the policy delivery and handling of claims and reimbursements.

Aegon ties up with Flipkart for life insurance plan with COVID-19 cover

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