United States president Donald Trump tells reporters that countries all overthe world are "exploding" with coronavirus. Mr Trump said the US governmenttask force to tackle the crisis had not been given enough credit for its work.
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Data from more than 20 emergency rooms across five states seems to confirm anecdotal reports from health care workers. According to Gizmodo, emergency rooms across the US saw a massive decline in visits in March and April. The study speculates the decline was possibly due to people fearing they'd contract the novel coronavirus COVID-19 if they sought medical care. ER data from Colorado, Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and North Carolina were included in the study.
A 25-year old Illayaram Sekar attempted to break the Guinness World Records of solving most Rubik's cubes underwater in a single breath. Sekar successfully solved 6 Rubik's cubes in 2:17 minutes against the previous record of 5 Rubik's cubes solved underwater in 2014.
Some cities of the country are witnessing weekend lockdowns and brief shutdowns in view of rising cases of coronavirus. Streets in Chennai on August 02 wore a deserted look as the state observes lockdown till August 31. Started from July 25, Bhopal is observing 10-day complete lockdown. People remained indoors and shops were closed ahead of Raksha Bandhan. Jammu and Kashmir government has extended the COVID-19 lockdown guidelines till August 5. The Union territory on August 02 recorded 613 COVID-19 cases and 11 deaths taking the toll of total cases to 20, 972.