Coronavirus updates for June 1
With more than 194,000 COVID-19 cases according to Worldometer, India is now the seventh-worst country in terms of the number of reported infections. The number of single-day infections crossed 8,000 for the third consecutive day.
Under the Atmanirbhar Bharat Abhiyan, Centre approved Rs 20,000 crore subordinate debt for stressed MSMEs, as well as Rs 50,000 crore equity infusion for MSMEs. DGCA directed airlines to try and keep the middle seat vacant or provide wraparound gowns to flyers sitting on the middle seat. Over two lakh parents have signed a petition demanding that schools should not be reopened unless the number of COVID-19 cases come down or a vaccine is developed.
Tamil Nadu and Odisha reported highest single-day spike. Though Haryana opened its borders, Delhi's borders will remain sealed for the general public for the next one week. Himachal Pradesh has allowed buses to ply with 60 percent capacity. Karnataka deferred its plan to re-open malls, hotels and places of religious worship as the state also reported the highest single-day fresh cases.
Though the worldwide COVID-19 case count touched 6.3 million, many countries are now easing restrictions. The Netherlands allowed bars, restaurants, museums, cinemas, and theatres to open after almost three months. In South Africa, the sale of alcohol was allowed to resume, with people lining up outside liquor shops. On the other hand, Iran saw biggest daily rise in infections since April 1.
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