India sees 10,000 new coronavirus cases ahead of reopenings

India sees 10,000 new coronavirus cases ahead of reopenings
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Doctors request roadside vendors to wear masks during a free medical camp in Dharavi, one of Asia's largest slums in Mumbai, India, Sunday, June 7, 2020. (AP)
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Chairs are seen lying on tables at a mall ahead of its reopening during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, June 7, 2020. (Reuters)
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A vendor selling vegetables pushes his cart through a deserted market in Jammu, India, Sunday, June 7, 2020. (AP)
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A worker puts up a social distancing sticker at a mall ahead of its reopening during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow down the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India June 7, 2020. (Reuters)
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Updated 07 June 2020

India sees 10,000 new coronavirus cases ahead of reopenings

India sees 10,000 new coronavirus cases ahead of reopenings
  • New Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad are among India’s worst-hit cities
  • India has already partially restored train services and domestic flights and allowed shops and manufacturing to reopen

NEW DELHI: India reported 9,971 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, another single-day high for the country that comes a day before it reopens shopping malls, hotels and religious venues after a 10-week lockdown.
India has now surpassed Spain as the fifth hardest-hit country, with more than 247,000 confirmed cases of the virus, including nearly 7,000 deaths.
New Delhi, Mumbai and Ahmedabad are among India’s worst-hit cities. Six of the country’s 28 states account for 73% of the total cases.
India has already partially restored train services and domestic flights and allowed shops and manufacturing to reopen. E-commerce companies have started to deliver goods, including those considered nonessential, to places outside containment zones.