The news has not been too encouraging although some of the major pain points are seeing some plateauing of cases. The global afflictions crossed 5.1 million and casualties were more than 3.31 lakhs. The US leads the pack with over 1.7 million afflictions and close to 96,000 deaths. In terms of number of afflictions, Russia and Brazil are at the second and third place. However, in terms of casualties, UK, Italy, France and Spain are behind the US. Brazil has seen nearly 20,000 casualties and is growing rapidly. India has crossed 1.1 lakh afflictions with over 3,500 casualties. The big challenge is to prevent a second round of pandemic once the lockdown is lifted across most parts of the world. That could be the big challenge for policymakers and health officials.