Coronavirus updates for May 9

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

The number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 60,000 and the number of deaths crossed 2,000, according to Worldometer. The number of cases worldwide crossed four million, with more than 277,000 confirmed deaths.

Health Minister Harsh Vardhan, in a statement, said that the testing capacity for COVID-19 in India has been scaled up to 95,000 tests per day. A total of over 1.5 million tests have been conducted in government-run and private labs.

Odisha has drafted and trained 1.72 lakh health workers to manage the COVID-19 crisis. Tamil Nadu further relaxed lockdown measures in non-containment zones, allowing takeaway services to resume at tea shops and allowing private establishments to operate with 33 percent strength. Restaurants and eateries also opened up in Ludhiana, albeit only for home deliveries. Karnataka government also permitted pubs, clubs, and bars to sell liquor till May 17.

South Korea saw a new cluster of infections emerge in its capital, forcing the country to shut down thousands of nightclubs, hostess bars, and discos. Meanwhile, thousands turned out in Belarus to celebrate the 75th anniversary of Victory Day, despite Russia and other countries cancelling their events due to the pandemic. The International Monetary Fund warned of a further drop in global growth — the steepest since the Great Depression of the 1930s — as the US estimates that one in five Americans will be jobless in May.

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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