9.33 am: India reports 38,902 new cases of the coronavirus on Sunday, taking the total to 10,77,618. This is the highest single-day rise in the number of fresh infections. The toll rises by 543 to 26,816.
9.20 am: South Africa is now the fifth worst-affected nation in the world. The country has a total of 3,50,879 cases with 13,285 new infections.
9.17 am: As many as 3,58,127 samples were tested on Saturday, says the Indian Council of Medical Research.
8.25 am: Sikkim reports 19 new cases, taking the state’s tally to 273, says Director-General-cum-Secretary, Health, Pema T Bhutia.
8.12 am: Australia’s Victoria state reports 363 new coronavirus cases.
8.11 am: Brazil’s President Jair Bolsonaro says coronavirus restrictions kill economy, reports Reuters. “Without salaries and jobs, people die,” he adds. “Lockdown kills.”
8.10 am: Mainland China reports 16 fresh infections, according to Reuters.
8.08 am: The United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports nearly 75,000 new cases, according to Reuters.
8.05 am: Union health ministry asks West Bengal to step up testing, reports News18. “To keep the mortality less than 1%, weekly case fatality needs to be monitored and below action points need to be taken,” Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary in the ministry, writes to West Bengal Health Secretary NS Nigam.
7.59 am: The Karnataka government has also ordered private...