Coronavirus updates for June 2

By Team YS|2nd Jun 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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India's coronavirus case count crossed the two lakh mark, with more than 5,600 people succumbing to the novel coronavirus, according to Worldometer.


Though they constitute around five percent of the population, senior citizens form 50 percent of the COVID-19 casualties, as per the Health Ministry. While, 73 percent deaths are of people living with comorbidities.


Meanwhile, Moody's Investor Service downgraded India's sovereign rating to 'Baa3' as COVID-19 amplified vulnerabilities in India's credit profile. The agency also cut ratings of eight non-financial companies including Infosys, TCS, and ONGC, as well as three banks — HDFC, SBI, and EXIM.


With India opening up its economy, many states are relaxing their guidelines. Kerala decided to restart inter-district bus services from June 3 while maintaining social distancing norms. Delhi launched a coronavirus app that provides information on vacant beds in government and private hospitals. Bihar State Health Society launched a campaign to promote family planning by distributing condoms and contraceptives to migrants discharged after the mandatory 14-day quarantine.


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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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