Coronavirus updates for July 21

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

While the total number of coronavirus cases in India crossed 1.17 million, with more than 28,000 deaths reported, the Health Ministry has stated that the number of recoveries have gone past seven lakh.

Karnataka has confirmed that the lockdown won't be extended, while containment zones will be strictly enforced. After Kerala, now West Bengal has recorded 'specific' COVID-19 community transmission. For the first time in 49 days, the number of daily cases in Delhi have fallen below 1,000.

According to a serological survey conducted in Delhi by the National Centre for Disease Control, more than 23 percent of the samples were found to have antibodies against the SARS-CoV-2 virus. In the wake of the pandemic, the Amarnath Yatra has been cancelled this year.

Here's a roundup of YourStory's coverage today of how India and the world are dealing with the coronavirus pandemic.

Pivot and Persist: How this woman entrepreneur reinvented her business amidst COVID-19

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Corona warriors: Meet 5 IAS women officers who are fighting coronavirus from the frontlines

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Here’s how technology has powered education during the COVID-19 pandemic

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How cross-border trade in services will drive economic growth in a post-COVID 19 world?

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