Coronavirus updates for July 8

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, the number of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed 750,000, and the number of cases worldwide has crossed 12 million.

Himachal Pradesh has now opened up the state for tourism with prior hotel reservation, however, travellers need to have tested negative for COVID-19. In Kerala, nearly one-third of COVID-19 cases are reported to be transmitted locally. To cope with the economic downfall of the lockdown restrictions, Odisha has announced austerity measures, imposing ban on new schemes and projects, as well as capping expenditure on state schemes.

Across the world, Melbourne, imposed lockdown again after a spike in cases. Africa has now more than half-a-million confirmed cases. AirAsia, the Malaysian budget carrier, has reported a record quarterly loss of $187 million and its auditor has waned that the airline's future is in "significant doubt".



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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