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updates: India recorded 30,941 new cases of Covid-19 and 350 deaths from the disease in 24 hours, said the on Tuesday. India now has 32,768,880 cases in total and fatalities from Covid stand at 438,560. 

The new daily cases are almost 28 per cent lower than Monday, according to the ministry’s data.

A senior doctor has said there were early indications of a third wave of the in some Indian states, calling for more data to predict the pandemic.

“Nobody can predict the third wave for the whole country...the wave may rear its head only if states remove restrictions prematurely,” said Dr Samiran Panda, head of the Epidemiology and Communicable Diseases department at the state-backed Indian Council of Medical Research.

World updates: European Union countries voted to reimpose restrictions on non-essential travel from the US amid a surge in new cases, dealing a fresh blow to the tourism industry.

Indonesia relaxed movement restrictions further in Java, Bali and other areas, as the infection trend showed improvement, President Joko Widodo said in a briefing, according to Bloomberg. 

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