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Lockdown, Day 31: Only the first wave so far

Even as India battles the first wave of coronavirus - reporting 1,684 cases in the last 24 hours - experts are raising concerns of a second wave of the infection during late July and August.

As COVID-19 continues wreaking havoc on global economies, Franklin Templeton has wound up six of its debt mutual funds - worth $4.1 billion - in the country, the effects of which are bound to be felt across the economy.

Here are the latest developments:

    One death in Kerala
    778 new cases in Maharashtra, total now 6,427.
    184 new cases in Madhya Pradesh, total up to 1,771.
    62 new cases in Andhra Pradesh, total reaches 955.
    44 new cases in Rajasthan, total now up to 2,008.
    18 new cases in Karnataka, state’s count now 463.
    Six new cases in Bihar bring the total up to 176.
    One new case in Odisha, total cases now 90.
    Tripura becomes coronavirus free.

Tally Toll Tally Toll
27,21,354 1,91,231 23,452 723

    Remdesivir - the antiviral drug being tested for COVID-19 - fails human trials.
    Bombay HC asks governments to ensure non-COVID-19 patients get proper care.
    AIIMS to not conduct autopsies for COVID-19 deaths.

    Sensex falls 536 points at close, NIFTY barely above 9,000.
    Rupee falls 40 paise against dollar; settles at 76.46.
    29 lakh jobs in aviation could be affected due to the pandemic.
    Mobile manufacturers seek essentials tag.
    UBS cuts target price on bank stocks by 5-41 percent.
    India’s investments plummet to a five-year low.
    Sri Lanka to seek $400 million cash swap from RBI.

Global deaths nearing 2,00,000.
America’s death toll nears 50,000.
Spain's cases rise to 219,764.
US passes $500 billion bill for coronavirus relief.
3,000 deaths in Brazil.
Indonesia's biggest daily jump - 436 cases - takes tally to 8,211.
China reports six fresh cases.