Coronavirus updates for July 13
The number of COVID-19 cases in India neared nine lakh, as the country saw a spike of more than 28,700 in the last 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, COVID-19 recovery rate of 19 states is now higher than the national average of 63 percent.
To curb the increase in cases, Tamil Nadu has decided to keep public and private transport suspended till July 31. Punjab has put a complete ban on public gatherings, and has restricted social gatherings to 30 people. Kerala has imposed triple lockdown in the coastal areas that have been declared as critical containment zones.
The number of COVID-19 cases across the world have crossed 13 million, with more than 570,000 deaths reported. The number of cases has climbed by one million in the last five days alone. Save the Children organisation warned that the pandemic has caused an "education emergency" due to school closures, and also said that 10 million children may never return to school after the pandemic.
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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In this compilation, we present thought-provoking quotes from the week of July 6-12 that frame India’s struggle with the coronavirus pandemic.
The actor, who has over 50 million Instagram followers, highlighted women-led small businesses to help them weather the challenges brought by COVID-19.
Govardhan, a Class 8 student from Bengaluru, utilised his free time during the lockdown to create a contactless water tap, drawing inspiration from the internet.
The COVID-19 outbreak and the subsequent lockdown have forced most organisations, including NGOs, to implement work from home policies.