Sunday 09 August 2020 - 1:38:07 pm

India's tally of coronavirus infections crosses 600,000

MUMBAI, 2nd July, 2020 (WAM) -- India's coronavirus infections surpassed 600,000 on Thursday, with 17,834 deaths, as authorities battled to contain the pandemic while easing lockdown rules, officials and the health ministry said.

According to Reuters, the increase presents a severe challenge for India's strained medical capacity and overburdened health system.

An easing phase called "Unlock 2" was announced on Monday, allowing more economic activities to resume even as some densely populated containment zones stay under lockdown, the agency added.

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