Coronavirus updates for July 20

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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More than 40,000 cases of new infections were recorded in the last 24 hours in India, as the country now has the second-highest rate of new infections, only behind the US. According to reports 21 percent of all cases detected in the country so far have been reported in the past week.

Keeping the rising number of cases in mind, Sikkim has decided to impose a complete lockdown in the state from July 21-27. West Bengal has decided to impose a two-day complete lockdown every week. Meanwhile, Goa has decided to lift the lockdown but continues to impose night curfew.

According to the Health Ministry, the fatality rate has dropped further to 2.5 percent nationally.

The imposition of local lockdowns and the rising number of cases are having an impact on the economy. IndiGo has laid off 10 percent of its employees despite it being the only cash-rich airline operating in India. In an interaction with IBM CEO, PM Narendra Modi noted the several challenges and issues faced by employees while working from home and said that the government was working towards building the infrastructure to support the same.



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