Coronavirus updates for May 7

By Team YS|7th May 2020
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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As the number of coronavirus cases in India crossed the 50,000-mark, the country woke up to a gas leak in a Vishakhapatnam plant that killed at least 11. According to the district collector, the tragedy took place due to glitch in the refrigeration system, and as per police officials, the negligence is linked to the lockdown.


Karnataka resumed train services for migrant labourers after the labourers began walking home on foot due to cancellation of trains. The movement of at least nine Shramik trains was affected due to the gas leak in Andhra Pradesh.


Union Minister Nitin Gadkari warned that the MSME sector was on the verge of collapse, and urged industries to release the outstanding dues within a month for them to survive. At 69 percent, India now has the highest tax on fuel prices in the world, however, the price of fuel remains unchanged. According to data published by IHS Markit, the services industries in India signal a massive contraction as Purchasing Manager's Index (PMI) plunged to 5.4 points — the lowest in the world.


WHO stated that 80,000 COVID-19 cases were reported daily in April. This comes as the number of global cases crosses 3.8 million, according to Worldometer. Russia overtook Germany and France as the country saw a record rise in the number of cases. Meanwhile, Pakistan has announced that it will ease lockdown restrictions, citing the economic havoc.


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