India coronavirus cases tops 500,000

India coronavirus cases tops 5 million, death toll reaches 15,000
Washington: India surpassed 15,000 deaths from the coronavirus outbreak on Saturday as the country reported 381 deaths in the previous 24 hours, and 509,446 total infections.

The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has risen to 9,909,965 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 496,991 lives.

The World Health Organization (WHO) chief warned the number of coronavirus cases around the world is set to reach 10 million "within the next week."

According to latest data, 5,360,766 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 2,552,956 cases and more than 127,640 deaths followed by Brazil with over 1,280,054 cases and more than 56,109 deaths.

Over 620,794 people have infected while 8,781 people died of the virus in Russia. The country has the third-highest number of recorded infections in the world.

United Kingdom has reported 43,414 fatalities and 309,360 infections.

Spain has recorded 28,338 fatalities and 294,985 infections.

Peru has reported 272,364 cases while 8,939 deaths.

In Chile, nearly 263,360 cases were confirmed, including more than 5,068 deaths.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 34,708 fatalities, while 239,961 infections.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 10,239 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 217,724.

Germany has reported 9,026 deaths and 194,399 infections.

Turkey reported 194,511 coronavirus cases and 5,065 fatalities.

France has reported 29,778 deaths and 162,936 cases.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 83,462 cases, with 78,443 recoveries.

In Belgium, 9,731 people succumbed to the disease while reported 61,106 cases due to the coronavirus.

Mexico has reported 25,779 deaths and 208,392 cases.

Canada reported 8,508 fatalities and 102,794 infections due to coronavirus.

Israel has reported 22,800 coronavirus cases while 314 deaths.

Saudi Arabia has reported 174,577 cases of coronavirus, while 1,474 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Kuwait has reported 341 deaths while over 43,703 people have been tested positive for the virus.


Lockdowns begin to ease

Some parts of Europe have reopened schools and shops, meanwhile, UK called it was too early to follow suit as British Prime Minister Boris Johnson emerged after his own battle with the virus.

With some of Europe's worst-hit nations reporting drops in daily death counts, governments are exploring how to relax confinement orders exacting their own damaging economic and psychological tolls.

Italy, the first European country to go into lockdown seven weeks ago, began allowing some construction and factory workers to go back to work on Monday.

Starting May 4, Italians are exercising outdoors and visit relatives, but only if they respect social distancing and wear masks.

Restaurants can offer takeout and wholesale stores can resume business on the same day, with other shops following on May 18, along with museums and libraries.

Thousands of schools reopened throughout France on Tuesday as the government eases its coronavirus lockdown rules despite some fears of a second wave of infections.

Moscow has announced to ease the lockdown from June 1 while the United Kingdom has also announced to reopen schools in phases.

Dubai has also announced to open the parks across the country from May 29.

Europe travels are on the cards–for all tourists, not just Europeans–as the EU ban draws to an end starting on July 1. While allowing entry of all travelers from across the world, EU will also welcome the tourists from the Unites States as well.