Coronavirus updates for August 3

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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For the second consecutive day, India saw a drop in the number of new coronavirus infections. In the last week alone, the country saw more than 3.7 lakh fresh cases and more than 5,000 reported deaths.

Several politicians including Home Minister Amit Shah and Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa tested positive for COVID-19. Cenre has issued fresh guidelines, mandating international passengers arriving in the country to undergo a seven-day paid institutional quarantine.

The World Health Organisation warned that there may never be a "silver bullet" to fight the disease which has infected millions. Many countries are now reporting to have a second wave of infections. In Iran, COVID-19 deaths are now being reported 'every seven minutes'. While in Belgium, the number of coronavirus patients admitted to intensive care doubled in the last month.

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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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