Beauty salons, gyms reopen in Maharashtra despite India's rising coronavirus cases

29 June 2020
2020-06-29 11:43

Gyms and hair salons in India's western state of Maharashtra reopened on Sunday despite it being hard hit by coronavirus. India allowed several public places to reopen after the two-month-long closure earlier this month, however, the federal government has extended the lockdown in high-risk zones. Maharashtra, home to India's financial hub of Mumbai, accounts for more than 25% of cases in the country.

India reported over 17,000 new coronavirus cases over the last 24 hours, pushing the country's total above 500,000, federal health ministry data showed on Saturday, with infections surging in major cities including the capital New Delhi. India has the world's fourth-biggest outbreak of the virus that causes COVID-19, below only the United States, Brazil and Russia in confirmed infections, according to a Reuters tally.

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