India coronavirus cases cross 3 million mark as economy opens up – Reuters

MUMBAI (Reuters) – The variety of coronavirus infections in India crossed the 3 million mark with 69,239 new cases reported on Sunday even as the nation opened numerous sectors from a lockdown that ground companies to a halt and harm economic development.
With the 5th straight day of more than 60,000 brand-new cases, Indias tally stands at 3.04 million, federal health ministry data showed, behind only the United States and Brazil. Deaths in India from COVID-19 rose by 912 to 56,706.
India on Sunday released guidelines to open up its media production market with standards for social distancing, crowd management and sanitisation.
” The basic principles behind the SOP will assist develop a safe working environment for cast and team in the market,” Prakash Javadekar, Indias union minister for info and broadcasting said in a tweet.
Top manufacturers, distributors and actors from Bollywood, the motion picture industry in Indias monetary capital of Mumbai, had actually said in May it would take at least two years for them to recover economically from the pandemic, jeopardizing tens of thousands of tasks.
Film production and theatres had been shut nationwide after Prime Minister Narendra Modi imposed a more than 2 month long lockdown in March to curb spread of the infection.
While India has been gradually opening up some markets with particular regulations, containment zones – areas recognized as many impacted by the infection – still stay under lockdown.
Reporting by Abhirup Roy; Editing by Raissa Kasolowsky

FILE IMAGE: A health care employee using personal protective devices (PPE) takes a swab from a police officer for a quick antigen test at a special screening center for Gujarat Police, in the middle of the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) break out, in Ahmedabad, India, August 17, 2020. REUTERS/Amit Dave

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