In­dia passes half-a-mil­lion coro­n­avirus cases

Arab News - - News Internatio­nal - AP

In­dia’s con­firmed coro­n­avirus cases crossed half a mil­lion on Satur­day with an­other record 24-hour jump of 18,552 in­fec­tions. The Health Min­istry also re­ported 384 new deaths, rais­ing the to­tal to 15,685.

The surge prompted au­thor­i­ties in the north­east­ern state of As­sam to im­pose a two-week lock­down in the state cap­i­tal of Guwahati. About 700 new cases were re­ported there in just four days. The rest of As­sam will be placed un­der a night cur­few and week­end lock­downs.

China has re­ported an uptick in new cases, a day af­ter the na­tion’s CDC said it ex­pects an out­break in Bei­jing to be brought un­der con­trol soon.

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