Coronavirus updates for June 24

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

Coronavirus updates for June 24

Wednesday June 24, 2020,

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India reported its highest single-day spike of nearly 16,000 coronavirus cases and 465 deaths in the last 24 hours. According to Worldometer, India's case count is now more than 470,000, with over half of the patients recovered.


COVID-19 cases in Karnataka breached the 10,000-mark, the state becoming the seventh in the country to do so. Amid a spike in cases, West Bengal has extended the lockdown till July 31 to contain the spread of the disease. Delhi plans to use an IT-driven tool, coupled with Aarogya Setu, to boost surveillance and contract tracing in the containment zones. Meanwhile, the United Nations has applauded Kerala's Health Minister K K Shailaja for tackling the COVID-19 pandemic.

The International Monetary Fund predicted that India's GDP will contract 4.5 percent in FY21, revering its earlier forecast of a growth of 1.9 percent. The multilateral lending institution said that the projections were revised due to a long period of lockdown and slower recovery than anticipated.

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Edited by Suman Singh