India overtakes Brazil as second-worst-hit country by coronavirus

India overtakes Brazil as second-worst-hit country by coronavirus
Delhi: India has recorded more than 89,000 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours, taking its total above that of Brazil.

The country now has the second-largest number of confirmed cases in the world, 4,367,436. It has reported 73,923 deaths, the third-highest in the world.

The number of coronavirus infection cases across the world has surged to 27,738,845 and the pandemic has so far claimed over 901,868 lives.

According to latest data, 19,832,446 patients have recovered from the pandemic so far.

The United States tops with nearly 6,514,231 cases and more than 194,032 deaths.

Brazil has reported over 4,165,124 cases and more than 127,517 deaths.

Over 1,035,789 people have infected while 17,993 people died of the virus in Russia.

Peru has reported 696,190 cases while 30,123 deaths.

Colombia has reported 679,513 cases while 21,817 death.

Mexico has reported 68,484 deaths and 642,860 cases.

South Africa has become one of the top five worst-hit countries in the coronavirus pandemic as the country reported over 640,441 infections. The country reported 15,086 deaths.

Spain has recorded 29,594 fatalities and 534,513 infections.

More than 500,034 cases have been reported in Argentina while 10,405 succumbed to death

In Chile, nearly 425,541 cases were confirmed, including more than 11,682 deaths.

Meanwhile, the death toll is 22,542 in Iran as confirmed number of cases is almost 391,112.

United Kingdom has reported 41,586 fatalities and 352,560 infections.

France has reported 30,764 deaths and 335,524 cases.

Saudi Arabia has reported 322,237 cases of coronavirus, while 4,137 coronavirus deaths have been reported.

Turkey reported 283,270 coronavirus cases and 6,782 fatalities.

Italy, which recorded its first coronavirus death at the end of February, has 35,563 fatalities, while 280,153 infections.

Germany has reported 9,409 deaths and 254,956 infections.

Israel has reported 137,565 coronavirus cases while 1,040 deaths.

Canada reported 9,153 fatalities and 133,748 infections due to coronavirus.

Kuwait has reported 548 deaths while over 91,244 people have been tested positive for the virus.

In Belgium, 9,912 people succumbed to the disease while reported 89,141 cases due to the coronavirus.

China -- excluding Hong Kong and Macau -- has to date declared 4,634 deaths and 85,146 cases, with 80,347 recoveries.

Taiwan has reported 495 cases and 7 deaths while 475 patients have already been recovred. Taiwan was one of the countries that managed to control the epidemic caused by the coronavirus with timely measures and border closures.

In addition, the government has issued instructions to citizens not to travel abroad unnecessarily.

 

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.

France has announced to open the Louvre Museum from July 6, world's largest art museum and a historic monument in Paris.

On July 7, Australia's two most populous states, Victoria and New South Wales (NSW), closed their shared border after a spike in coronavirus cases in Melbourne.

Australian government imposed a 6-week curfew on August 3 after a sharp spike in coronavirus cases in Melbourne.

On August 25, A 33-year-old man was infected a second time with the coronavirus more than four months after his first bout, the first documented case of so-called reinfection, researchers in Hong Kong reported. The scientists said that it was the first case showing that reinfection may occur within a few months