Mumbai overtakes Wuhan as coronavirus capital

The city of Mumbai has recorded more than 51,000 cases of the coronavirus, taking it past the peak in Wuhan, where the virus first emerged.

The number of coronavirus cases in India continued to rapidly increase Wednesday, with officials reporting nearly 10,000 new cases over the past 24 hours.

The spike has come as the Indian government moves forward with reopening restaurants, shopping malls and religious places in most of its states after a more than two- month-old lockdown.

The government has already partially restored train services and domestic flights and allowed shops and manufacturing to reopen.

Subways, hotels and schools and colleges, however, remain shuttered nationwide.

The number of coronavirus cases in India continued to rapidly increase yesterday, with officials reporting nearly 10,000 new cases over the past 24 hours. India has recorded 276,583 positive cases, the fifth highest in the world, and 7,745 deaths.

The actual numbers, like elsewhere in the world, are thought to be fair higher due to a number of reasons such as limited testing.

With wires. Pictures by AP /Rafiq Maqbool





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