Maharashtra’s new COVID-19 cases on Thursday breached the 11,000-mark, while 266 more deaths were recorded, health officials said. Touching a new high, the state saw 11,147 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the previous peak of 10,576 on July 22. With the fresh fatalities, the state’s death toll went up to 14,729, while the total cases touched 411,798 – both highest in the country. Maharashtra’s COVID-19 tally is now higher than Mexico which has 408,449 cases, ranking…"Maharashtra’s COVID-19 count overtakes Mexico, Peru"
As China has slowly returned back to normalcy after coronavirus cases began to dip in early April, the nation’s government has used the pandemic as an excuse to tighten its grip on civil society. The Communist nation has released an app which monitors the health of citizens, posing serious questions about the privacy of each individual in the country. This mobile phone application, on the pretext of seeking information about COVID-19 infection, is collecting private…"COVID-19 crisis, China tightens grip on civil society"