Coronavirus updates for June 10

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

India registered over 9,500 daily COVID-19 cases for the sixth day in a row as states like Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra see a spike in the number of infections. According to Worldometer, India now has more than 280,000 confirmed cases, and more than 7,700 deaths.

Rajasthan has decided to seal its borders for a week, and allow only those with valid passes. Maharashtra crossed the 90,000 case-mark, overtaking China, as the west Indian state recorded an average of 94 cases an hour. With 178 cases recorded in Telangana on Tuesday, no district in the state is coronavirus-free.

Meanwhile, India is reeling from the economic ramifications of the two-month nationwide lockdown. The registration of vehicles in Maharashtra RTOs saw a drastic fall, as only seven percent of the vehicles were registered in the last two months as compared to last year.

According to the ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey, only five percent of corporates in India are planning to hire in the July-September quarter. Fitch Ratings predicted that though India's economy could contract by as much as five percent in the present financial year, it is expected to grow at 9.5 percent in FY22, signalling a V-shape recovery.

Across the world, the number of confirmed positive COVID-19 cases have crossed 7.3 million. The World Health Organisation has advised Pakistan to implement intermittent lockdowns to counter the surge in cases. With social protection for the poor thinning out, the United Nations has warned that the world may see a food crisis worse than in the last 50 years.

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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Edited by Suman Singh


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