Coronavirus updates for June 25

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 witnessed yet another record single-day jump in coronavirus cases, with nearly 17,000 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours. According to Worldometer, India's death toll has now crossed the 15,000 mark.



Keeping the spread of COVID-19 in mind, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has cancelled the Class X and XII board exams, while Class XII students will have the option of appearing in exams after conditions become conducive. IIT-Bombay has decided to go completely online for the next semester and not conduct face-to-face lectures. Meanwhile, Indian Railways has cancelled regular trains until August 12, allowing only 230 special trains to run during this period.

Maharashtra has decided to reopen gyms and salons. However, the state government hasn't taken a decision on allowing religious gatherings. Meanwhile, Delhi surpassed Mumbai's tally in the COVID-19 cases, becoming India's worst-hit city.

The global COVID-19 caseload has crossed 9.5 million. Over 1,000 workers in Qatar employed on World Cup 2022 projects have tested positive for coronavirus. The US has reported its second-highest one-day total so far, with more than 34,000 new infections. The World Health Organisation has warned that hospitals are facing a shortage in oxygen concentrators needed to support the breathing of COVID-19 patients.

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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