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A worker cleans the seats during a routine cleaning of Navina cinema hall that was closed following the outbreak of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India, July 16, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri. MUMBAI (Reuters) - The number of coronavirus cases in India neared one million on Thursday as infection numbers rose in the countryside, pushing authorities to reinstate lockdowns across several states. India reported a record 32,696 new cases of the COVID-19 disease caused by the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 968,876 with 24,915 deaths, according to data from the federal health ministry. The country of 1.3 billion people is behind only the United States and Brazil in ... Full story

16 July