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Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Maharashtra has more cases than China, New Zealand is ‘COVID-19 free’

Coronavirus (Covid-19) Tracker, India Lockdown News Live Updates: India overtook Spain Saturday to become the fifth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, only the US, Brazil, Russia, and the UK are ahead of it.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: June 8, 2020, 12:30:11 pm

 

Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India recorded a daily jump of over 10,000 for the fifth straight day, taking the number of total infections to 258,090. Of the 2.58 lakh cases, 126,788 are active cases, while 124,095 patients have been discharged. The death toll crossed the 7,000-mark to stand at 7,207. Maharashtra, which is the worst affected state in the country, has now more cases than China. Maharashtra has 85,975 cases compared to China’s 84,191 cases.

Amid the surge in cases, India is about to open the doors of public places like malls and places of religious significance today.  Besides coming up with their lists of dos and don’ts for the people, authorities have ensured that premises of religious places, restaurants, and malls have been cleaned and provisions for adherence to social distancing and other protocols been made. Malls, hotels, and restaurants; places of worship; schools and colleges, all have been allowed to open in a phased manner over the next couple of months.

Globally, there are 7 million cases with 4 lakh death. India is the fifth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, only the US, Brazil, Russia, and the UK are ahead of it.

New Zealand says to lift all coronavirus restrictions

New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said on Monday that all coronavirus measures in the country will be lifted from Tuesday, barring border closure restrictions, as the virus had been eliminated from the country. The country would move to national alert level 1 from midnight on Monday, Ardern said in a news conference. She said public and private events can go on without restrictions, retail and hospitality sectors can operate normally, and all public transport can resume.

FILE – In this April 17, 2020, file photo, shoppers line up at a pop-up community COVID-19 testing station at a supermarket carpark in Christchurch, New Zealand. New Zealand has eradicated the coronavirus from its shores after health officials reported on Monday June 8, 2020 that the final person known to have contracted an infection had recovered. (AP Photo/Mark Baker,File)

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