India's coronavirus surge eases slightly as millions take exams, pubs reopen

India's coronavirus surge eases slightly as millions take exams, pubs reopen
India's coronavirus surge eases slightly as millions take exams, pubs reopen

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Nevin Al Sukari - Sana'a - A student wearing a protective face mask gets her temperature checked amid the spread of Covid-19 in Ahmedabad, India September 1, 2020. — Reuters pic

BENGALURU, Sept 1 — India's tally of coronavirus infections surged to nearly 3.7 million today, as millions of masked students sat for college admission exams after the government refused to defer them.

India, the world's third most affected country by the pandemic after the United States and Brazil, reported 69,921 new coronavirus infections today, the lowest in six days.

It took the overall number of cases to 3.69 million, while the death toll from Covid-19 rose by 819 to 65,288. On Sunday, India reported 78,761 new cases, the world's biggest, single-day tally.

More than two million masked students filed into exam centres across India today to take tests for admission to medical and engineering schools, with physical distancing norms, hand sanitisation stations and temperature checks in place.

The federal government had declined to defer the tests — already postponed twice this year — despite growing pressure from some students and opposition parties who feared rising infections as well as difficulty travelling to exam centres due to virus-linked curbs on transport.

“If (the exam) is delayed, then our whole year will be wasted ... we don't have any option,” a student appearing for the tests in the eastern city of Kolkata told the India Today news channel. “So whatever maximum precautions we can take, which we are all following, I think it's fine,” she said.

In an effort to avert more serious economic damage, India recently relaxed more restrictions and has announced that urban metro trains can resume services from September 7.

India's economy shrank by nearly a quarter in April-June, data showed yesterday, much more than forecast and pointing to longer than expected time for recovery.

In the southern city of Bengaluru, thousands of pubs were set to serve alcohol to customers starting from Tuesday following a nearly six-month gap, with strict social distancing norms and 50% seating capacity, a senior excise official told Reuters. — Reuters

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