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Migrants wait to be screened at the Majitha road bypass before being ferried to the railway station on May 30 in Amritsar, India. Photo: Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

India extended its nationwide lockdown again on Saturday, as deaths and infections continue to rise across the country, per Johns Hopkins data.

The big picture: Although India's lockdown — which will now last until June 30 — has been extended three times, the country moved on Saturday to allow restaurants, hotels and churches outside of hotspots to begin resuming operations.

What's happening: Current hotspots include Delhi, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, according to India's Ministry of Health.

  • Outside of those areas and others with high infection rates, places of worship, hotels, restaurants and shopping malls will still be allowed to reopen on June 8.
  • There are currently over 181,000 coronavirus cases and over 5,000 confirmed deaths in the country, per Johns Hopkins.

Go deeper: India extends coronavirus lockdown by 2 weeks

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Updated Oct 7, 2020 - Health

World coronavirus updates

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Data: The Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins; Map: Axios Visuals

New Zealand now has active no coronavirus cases in the community after the final six people linked to the Auckland cluster recovered, the country's Health Ministry confirmed in an email Wednesday.

The big picture: The country's second outbreak won't officially be declared closed until there have been "no new cases for two incubation periods," the ministry said. Auckland will join the rest of NZ in enjoying no domestic restrictions from late Wednesday, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said, declaring that NZ had "beat the virus again."

Updated Nov 9, 2020 - Health

23 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week

Data: Compiled by Axios; Map: Danielle Alberti/Axios

23 states set new highs last week for coronavirus infections recorded in a single day, according to the COVID Tracking Project (CTP) and state health departments. 15 states surpassed records from the previous week.

Why it matters: More states across the country are handling record-high caseloads than this summer.

Updated Oct 21, 2021 - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Vaccines: Pfizer booster has 95.6% efficacy, large study shows — FDA authorizes mix-and-match for booster shots — J&J expects $2.5 billion of vaccine sales this year.
  2. Health: Cases and deaths keep falling — White House unveils plan to "quickly" vaccinate kids ages 5-11 — The global coronavirus vaccine gap — Gates Foundation to send $120 million of antiviral pills to lower-income countries.
  3. Politics: Reports: Brazil leader to be accused of crimes against humanity over COVID — Puerto Rico leads U.S. vaccination rates — Hawaii invites fully vaccinated travelers to return from Nov. 1.
  4. Education: Education secretary reveals limits to Biden’s mask push on states — LA extends deadline for school employee vaccinations — Parent sues Wisconsin school district after child tests positive.
  5. Variant tracker: Where different strains are spreading.