India’s total Covid-19 cases passed 18 million on April 29 after another world record number of daily infections, as gravediggers worked around the clock to bury victims and hundreds more were cremated in makeshift pyres in parks and parking lots.

The U.S. State Department will boost its “Do Not Travel” guidance to about 80 percent of countries worldwide, citing “unprecedented risk to travelers” from the Covid-19 pandemic.

Three U.S. senators introduced a resolution in support of a moratorium and other limits on gene editing embryos.