US: The United States recorded 76,570 new cases and 1,225 deaths in last 24 hours, according to Johns Hopkins University. With this, the country’s tally is now over 40 lakh. India, on the other hand, registered a record 45,720 new cases and 1,129 deaths on Thursday. With this, the country’s tally is now 12,38,635 and toll stood at 29,861.
All international tennis tournaments, including the Shanghai Masters and WTA Finals, in China have been cancelled.
On the other hand, Walt Disney postpones the release of three major films, reports BBC. The new ‘Avatar’ and ‘Star Wars’ films have been delayed a year, while ‘Mulan’ has been removed from schedules completely.
The World Health Organization said that the US, Brazil and India, which are all suffering fast rises in coronavirus cases, can still “deal with” the pandemic, as they are “powerful, able, democratic countries who have tremendous internal capacities to deal with this disease”.
The global coronavirus count is now over 1.54 crore, and the toll has crossed 6.31 lakh, according to the Johns Hopkins University. More than 87.59 lakh people have recovered so far.