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Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Mamata announces govt job for kin of frontline workers who die in Covid-19 battle

Coronavirus India LIVE Updates: Mamata announces govt job for kin of frontline workers who die in Covid-19 battle
During a power outage at a Covid screening centre in a government school in Munirka, Tuesday. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)

Coronavirus India News Live Updates: Amid the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Wednesday told youth it was important to “stay relevant” as businesses and markets were changing, along with work culture and the nature of jobs. Addressing a conclave on World Youth Skills Day, he said the mantra to stay relevant was to “skill, re-skill and upskill”.

The number of novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 9.3 lakh Wednesday, after 29,429 new infections were reported from across the country a day before. Over 24,300 people have succumbed to the disease, while nearly 60,000 have recovered. Karnataka has overtaken Gujarat to become the third worst-hit state in the country after Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the situation in the national capital was “under control”, but warned against complacency. Addressing the media, Kejriwal said 20,000-23,000 tests were being conducted everyday, and there was no shortage of beds to treat patients.

In other news, Goa will impose a lockdown from 8 pm Thursday (July 16) to 6 am Monday (July 20). The state has 1,128 active cases of the coronavirus.

Worldwide, more than 13 million infections have been recorded and 577,000 deaths. The rise in cases is being fuelled by the Americas, which account for over half the world’s infections and half the deaths.