Coronavirus updates for July 27

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

The past week was the deadliest for India in terms of coronavirus fatalities as the death toll jumped 19 percent. In the past 24 hours, India recorded another daily high of over 49,000 cases, with both Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh crossing the one lakh mark.

Amid the rising number of cases, Chhattisgarh has decided to extend the lockdown till August 6 in the most affected districts. Shillong, Meghalaya will go under a 72-hour lockdown to stem the rise in the number of cases. Delhi has now opened an online portal for those who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and the ensuing lockdown.

With industries and sectors yet to return to normal operations, many companies are now enforcing stricter measures. IngiGo has now decided to implement further paycuts, with senior employees asked to take 35 percent cut for the airline to reduce its cash outflow. Wipro has reportedly introduced an "extended bench period" where identified employees will be on loss of pay for three months.

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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