With spike of 54,736 cases, India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 17 lakh mark.
Lockdown restrictions were eased quickly and now “severe measures” may be required to quell a second wave, according to the governor of Belgium’s worst-affected province.
Cathy Berx, who is Governor of Antwerp province, told media that she could “understand the fear” of a return to a full lockdown, but said that the virus was now spreading so fast that she is asking people to stay away from Antwerp.
Antwerp has seen a rapid increase in cases over recent weeks, driving talk of a second wave across Belgium.
Moee than 10,000 people have died of the disease, giving it one of the highest per-capita mortality rates in the world
Around half of the recent cases of coronavirus recorded across the whole country have stemmed from this single province.