Coronavirus updates for June 6
India now has the world's sixth-highest number of confirmed coronavirus infections, surpassing the numbers of Italy. According to Worldometer, India's COVID-19 tally is close to 240,000, with the number of deaths more than 6,600.
Uttar Pradesh became the sixth state in India to have more than 10,000 confirmed COVID-19 cases. To curb the rising number of cases, Odisha has imposed a two-day weekend shutdown in 11 of the states 30 districts with high COVID-19 cases. Delhi has directed hospitals to discharge patients with asymptomatic or mild symptoms amid reports of hospitals denying admission. Karnataka government said hotels and restaurants would be allowed to re-open if they follow precautionary measures laid out by the Centre.
Across the world, the coronavirus death toll nears 400,000, as the daily rise in cases crossed 130,000 for the second consecutive day, according to Worldometer. Indonesia is reporting its biggest daily increase in infections as the government begins to loosen social restrictions. The economic fallout of the coronavirus lockdown hit Nepal amid a lack of international mountaineering expeditions.
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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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