The World Health Organization said the coronavirus pandemic is a “once in a century” phenomenon, whose effects will be felt for decades. The global coronavirus count crossed 1.75 crore, and the number of deaths rose to more than 6.78 lakh on Saturday morning, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As many as 1.02 crore people have recovered.
The Supreme Court of India said that witnessing temple rituals through live streaming cannot be a substitute for a physical visit to places of worship. It endorsed opening of temples, churches and mosques during the lockdown period.
The national helpline number for the coronavirus is 011-23978046, and a toll-free number 1075.