Coronavirus updates for July 22

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

With more than 38,000 new cases, India's coronavirus tally has crossed 1.2 million, with more than 29,400 deaths reported according to Worldometer. According to the Health Ministry, the number of active cases as of today has been 4.1 lakh. The country also saw the highest number of recoveries so far in the last 24 hours.

Manipur will go under complete lockdown for 14 days, starting from July 23. Bhopal is also set to impose lockdown from July 24 to August 3, meanwhile Kerala has cautioned that the state may go under complete lockdown again. Uttar Pradesh has ordered establishment of static centres for COVID-19 testing in all districts.

The World Health Organisation recognised India's efforts to fight the outbreak, stating that the country has been responding with utmost urgency to COVID-19 from the start. As per a study by South Korean epidemiologists, people were more likely to contract the novel coronavirus from members of their home than from contacts outside home.

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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Pivot and Persist: This Chandigarh-based hospitality startup ventured into fruits and vegetable business to survive the pandemic

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Omidyar Network launches initiative to invest in solutions for MSMEs, migrants affected by COVID-19

With the effects of COVID-19 likely to last for at least another 12 to 24 months, the initiative will look to entrepreneurs, thought leaders, and policymakers to come together to reframe and resolve the issues plaguing these areas, the company added.

LinkedIn laying off nearly 1,000 jobs globally amidst hiring slowdown

LinkedIn said it will provide at least 10 weeks of severance pay, and its global immigration team will provide personalised support to those on company-sponsored visas.

Facial recognition may become the new norm post-COVID-19

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