Coronavirus updates for July 14
The number of coronavirus cases in India surged past the nine lakh mark, with more than 28,000 cases recorded in the last 24 hours. According to the Health Ministry, 86 percent of coronavirus cases in India are from 10 states, and around half of the cases are in Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu alone.
Bihar has announced a complete lockdown in the state from July 16-31 in view of the rising number of cases. A 10-day total lockdown has also begun in parts of Maharashtra, with only emergency and essential services allowed to operate. Goa has asked private hospitals to reserve 20 percent of beds for COVID-19 patients, with Vasco da Gama city emerging as the new epicentre.
Many countries and cities are returning to lockdown as the entire world is now seeing a surge in cases. Philippines, which has the second-highest number of cases in South-east Asia, will impose a lockdown in its capital city. According to reports, more than five million people in the US lost their health insurance in the pandemic, as the country is now seeing around 60,000 new cases daily.
Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, sisters Shreya and Surbhi Bajaj launched Easy Hai to improve the lives of adults and seniors by boosting their digital literacy through simple tutorials over Zoom calls.
In line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call to be an ‘Atmanirbhar Bharat,’ these homegrown apps can help keep users engaged during the COVID-19 lockdown.
Asheer and Asees Kandhari have launched a 24X7 helpline, and partnered with delivery services, food outlets, college students, as well as volunteers, to provide essential supplies during the pandemic.
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With more than 40 percent of Indian women & adolescent girls in the age group of 15-24 years not familiar with safe and hygienic methods of menstrual practices, there should be more focussed dialogue on the subject, especially on the lack of access to menstrual hygiene products during the lockdown.
Speaking at India Policy Forum 2020, Niti Aayog CEO Amitabh Kant says the government should actively put data in the public domain as debates and discussions will help in taking the right policy decisions.
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