Coronavirus updates for June 12

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

With nearly 12,000 fresh coronavirus cases reported in 24 hours, India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 300,000-mark. States like Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Nagaland, and Telangana all saw their respective highest single-day spike. Maharashtra became the first state to report one lakh coronavirus infections.

Days after relaxing restrictions, states are now tightening the rules to stem the exponential rise in cases. Himachal Pradesh said that people arriving from major metropolitan areas and red zones will be placed in institutional quarantine. Chandigarh has suspended inter-state bus services till June 30. The Archdiocese of Goa has shut its offices in the wake of rapid spread of cases. Kerala has decided to implement 'reverse quarantine' where people over 65 and those with comorbidities will be segregated from family members.

Coronavirus infections across the world reached a new daily peak of 137,000, according to Worldometer. The global death toll is now 425,000.

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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This Bengaluru startup is helping people sanitise daily objects using its disinfectant chamber CoronaOven

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Final tests of some COVID-19 vaccines to start next month in the US, Brazil

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Job loss most severe immediate impact of COVID-19: Survey

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Drones, contact tracing apps became more acceptable during COVID-19 than ever before: India at UN

Addressing a high-level meeting, UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said digital technology is central to almost every aspect of response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

India needs to ramp up manufacturing of ventilator components: Amitabh Kant

Speaking at a virtual conference of ventilator manufacturers and startups to discuss pathways for supporting indigenous manufacturing of ventilators, Kant said local makers supplied 60,000 ventilators in three months.

IIFL to support fintech startups amid COVID-19 crisis

Under the initiative, accelerators and incubators across the country are also invited to collaborate to provide assistance to fintech startups.

Google to show COVID-19 testing centres on Search, Assistant and Maps

Google is working with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) and MyGov to provide users with information on authorised testing labs, a statement said.


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