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.

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Updated Oct 7, 2020 - Health

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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 Oct 25, 2020 - Health

13 states set single-day coronavirus case records last week

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13 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. Kansas, Montana, North Dakota and Wyoming surpassed records from the previous week.

The big picture: The pandemic is getting worse again across the country, and daily coronavirus cases have risen in the U.S. for six straight weeks, according to a seven-day average tracked by Axios. The U.S. reported over 80,000 new cases on both Friday and Saturday.

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