Coronavirus updates for June 4

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

According to Worldometer, the number of COVID-19 cases in India jumped to over 221,000, with more than 6,100 deaths reported. For the first time, the country recorded more than 9,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours — the highest single-day spike yet.

Maharashtra has allowed inter-district movement of people in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region as the state reported 122 deaths in a single day. According to an order by Uttarakhand Chief Minister's Office, Dehradun will remain closed for two days in a week — Saturday and Sunday — as the state is witnessing an increase in the number of cases. In Punjab, gym owners and fitness trainers urged the government to allow the opening of gyms. After Jharkhand and Odisha, Swiggy expanded online processing and home delivery of alcohol in West Bengal.

The number of coronavirus infections worldwide reached 6.6 million, with single-day cases crossing 120,000 globally for the third time, according to Worldometer. The number of unemployment claims reached 42 million in the US, with unemployment figure predictions as high as 20 percent of the country's population. Armenia's prime minister warned that the country's hospitals cannot cope with the number of coronavirus patients. Meanwhile, China allowed foreign airlines to resume operations in the country.

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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Edited by Suman Singh