Coronavirus updates for June 22

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

India's coronavirus case count has now risen to 430,000 with more than 13,700 deaths reported, according to Worldometer. With more than 9,400 patients cured in the last 24 hours, India's recovery rate now stands at 55 percent, according to the Health Ministry.

With the rising number of cases, many states are now reimposing lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus. Karnataka directed authorities to impose strict lockdown in areas with emergent clusters. There is now a complete lockdown in the jurisdiction of Madurai Corporation. Mizoram has extended the state lockdown till the end of this month. Assam, meanwhile, has closed the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati for devotees for three days.

As the global number of coronavirus cases surged past nine million, many countries are reintroducing lockdown measures. Portugal plans to tighten restrictions around its capital Lisbon due to new coronavirus clusters. This comes as the World Health Organisation reported record single-day increase of 183,000 cases worldwide.

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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How COVID-19 has impacted the travel sector and how the industry can mitigate the crisis

With COVID-19 hitting the travel sector the hardest, A-Scale examines how the sector can get back on its tracks once the crisis is over.

Edited by Suman Singh