New Delhi: With cases close to 5,5 lakh and fatalities over 16,000, coronavirus pandemic has created havoc across the country. While the number of active cases soared to 2,10,120, 3,21,722 people have recovered, and one patient has migrated. Also Read - Scientists Develop Stamp-sized Wearable Device Fitted With Sensors to Monitor Coronavirus Patients
Meanwhile, the government has issued guidelines for the month-long ‘Unlock 2’ beginning July 1. Under unlock 2, almost all activities have been allowed outside the containment zones except resumption of schools and colleges and international travel, among others. Also Read - COVID-19 Hitting Livelihoods, Causing Anxiety, Stress: WHO
On the other hand, the head of the World Health Organization has warned that the coronavirus pandemic is not even close to being over. It has now been six months since the first cases of a mysterious pneumonia-like illness were reported in Wuhan, China. Also Read - People Who Stayed Home Before Lockdown Helped Slow COVID-19 Spread
As the global death toll has reached 500,000 and number of confirmed cases has soared to over 10 million, WHO director-general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said this is “a moment for all of us to reflect”, the BBC reported. But, he warned, the “worst is yet to come” – adding that “with this kind of environment and conditions, we fear the worst”.
Later in the day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will address the nation at 4 PM today. His address comes a day after MHA released guidelines for ‘Unlock 2’. National broadcaster Doordarshan will telecast the Prime Minister’s address live.