India on Thursday passed eight million coronavirus cases and the world's second-worst-hit country is bracing for a new wave. ReutersUK doing everything it can to avoid national lockdown, minister saysThe British government will do everything it can to avoid putting the country into a second national lockdown and believes it can control the virus with tough local measures, housing minister Robert Jenrick said on Thursday. Officials have warned that the capital could see more than 10 000 cases a day in the next wave. Financial capital Mumbai, India's worst-hit city with more than 250 000 cases and over 10 000 deaths, is currently adding about 2 000 cases a day. Both countries still lag well behind Brazil, the region's worst-hit nation with five million recorded cases and almost 160 000 deaths.
Source: News 24 October 29, 2020 11:05 UTC