Coronavirus updates for July 7

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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According to Worldometer, India's coronavirus case tally increased to more than 723,000. As per an ICMR official, more than one crore tests have been sampled till date, and the Council has recommended that all hospitals/labs conduct rapid antigen tests.

Uttar Pradesh reported its highest increase in the number of infections. As per reports, Telangana is now seeing a rising number of infections from rural and semi-urban areas, marking a three-fold rise from just a week ago. Maharashtra has allowed hotels to operate with 33 percent capacity, albeit with social distancing and established guidelines. Odisha has sealed the Tech Mahindra office in Bhubhaneshwar after the detection of multiple COVID-19 cases.

The global economy is now witnessing the ramifications of the coronavirus crisis and lockdowns. According to reports, the pandemic is pushing the biggest retreat for global meat eating in decades. British publisher Reach will lay off 12 percent of its workforce as the circulation of newspapers take a hit. According to data gathers by BuyShares, tech startups in the UK have laid off more than 69,000 employees between March and July 2020.



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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