Coronavirus updates for July 10

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's coronavirus case count crossed the eight lakh mark, as the country saw another highest daily increase in cases. In the last 24 hours, India reported more than 26,500 cases.

A full lockdown in Pune will be imposed from July 13 to July 23, with only essential services allowed. Andhra Pradesh again reported its single highest-day spike in cases. Uttar Pradesh will also impose a three-day lockdown across the state, with buses and local transport taken off the roads. With more than 1.26 lakh cases in the state, Tamil Nadu has asked IT companies in Chennai to work with only have 10 percent staff.

Many countries across the world have also reported their highest single-day increase in cases. As per Worldometer, more than 223,000 cases were reported worldwide in the last 24 hours. According to the World Health Organization, the infections have doubled in the last six weeks.



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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