Chandrababu Naidu said that a more focused, cluster-based approach would be necessary to effectively prevent the disastrous impact of the 2nd wave infections.
The authorities had carried out a total of 3,702,607 tests since the outbreak of the pandemic, including 28,280 in the last 24 hours.
The country's COVID-19 death toll rose to 155 and the southeastern state of Victoria reported more than 450 new infections in the last 24 hours.
The almost four million residents of Spain's second city Barcelona were from July 17 urged to stay at home by the Catalan regional government, unless absolutely necessary
Markets had slumped Wednesday after Federal Reserve chief Jerome Powell warned of "lasting damage" to the economy from coronavirus shutdowns.
The city announced on Wednesday that schools that had reopened in recent weeks would have to shut again, with students returning to online learning.
The White House emphasised on continuing with preventive measures to fight the coronavirus and increased testing.
France reported a slight increase in hospital deaths Monday though still below its record numbers of last week and a slight dip in intensive care patients for a fifth day running.
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