Covid-19: India Battles New Case High As Brazil Registers Deadliest Month

Scroll for Your Story

Search MORE Story

I just received the PS5 and played a few games of NBA2K and I found that my controller is making
So where does this leave our organization? We have fans, cheap nfl jerseys from China players and top-tier teams being
POPULAR TIK TOK FOOD HACKS YOU MUST TRY || Best Kitchen Hacks That Really Work! TIMESTAMPS: 00:20 Crazy hacks with
एमसीए (4K ULTRA HD) - नानी और साई पल्लवी की जबरदस्त रोमांटिक कॉमेडी हिंदी फिल्म | Nani Best Movie मध्यवर्गीय
Incredible Dessert Recipes From Professional Chef TIMESTAMPS: 00:20 Homemade ice cream 01:05 Chocolate cake 02:35 Cake that looks like a
Elon Musk will answer questions from Twitter employees later this week Elon Musk will attend a virtual Twitter meeting this
Numerous property owners are perplexed about the difference between PMI (private home loan insurance) and home loan protection insurance coverage.
Caramel Apple Pie French Toast Cozy season is coming our way! Relax as @muradmakes Caramel Apple Pie French Toast! Get
See a Virgin Orbit rocket in Times Square! | Raw Video Watch as a Virgin Orbit Launcherone rocket is assembled
काजल अग्रवाल को कैसे Jr NTR ने चुना लगाया जब वो कुत्ते के पिल्ले खो जाने की शिकायत करने गयी

Explore S.

→ Story You’re Creating or Missing . . .

feel the openness

Your Story here :

142 people 👁️ing this randomly

India’s rampant second wave of Covid-19 topped 400,000 new daily cases for the first time on Saturday, as the country opened up its massive vaccination drive to all adults despite acute shortages in some states. The pandemic also continues to wreak havoc in Brazil. 

Authorities reported 401,993 new cases in the previous 24 hours, the highest daily count in the world, after 10 consecutive days over 300,000. Covid-related deaths jumped by 3,523, taking the total toll in India to 211,853, according to federal health ministry data.

While India is the world’s biggest producer of Covid-19 vaccines, it has a limited number of shots available.

The state of West Bengal state was unable to start a vaccination drive for adults aged between 18 and 45 on Saturday due to shortage of shots and urged the federal government to provide more supplies, said a senior state health official who wished to remain anonymous.

The chief minister of the hard-hit state of Delhi on Friday implored people not to queue at vaccination centres, promising more vaccines would arrive “tomorrow or the day after”.

Army hospitals opened

The worsening surge in infections has overwhelmed hospitals and morgues while families scramble for scarce medicines and oxygen.

On Friday, India’s army opened up its hospitals; troops were also assisting with imported oxygen tankers and vehicles where specialised skills are required, a government statement said.

Experts have blamed the surge on new, more contagious virus variants and mass public gatherings such as political rallies and religious events that were allowed to continue. On Thursday, millions voted in state elections in West Bengal with little regard for social distancing.

Health Minister Harash Vardhan expressed hope that assistance being sent by over 40 countries will plug the shortage in medical supplies. The United States is sending more than 100 million dollars worth of items.

The surge in cases led U.S. President Joe Biden to impose new travel restrictions on India on Friday, barring most non-U.S. citizens from entering the US.

The UK has also sent a first shipment of supplies while EU member states are pooling resources. Japan, Australia and Russia have also promised help.

Brazil’s deadliest month

The pandemic also continued to wreak havoc in Brazil, which on Thursday became the second country to officially top 400,000 Covid-19 deaths. April was Brazil’s deadliest month of the pandemic, with about 100,000 lives lost.

The number of cases and deaths has declined slightly of late, with the daily death toll going down to 2,400 compared to more than 3,100 at the beginning of April.

Local health experts have celebrated the recent decline of cases and deaths, plus the eased pressure on the Brazilian health care system, but only modestly. They fear another wave of the disease, like those seen in some European nations such as France and Germany.

Less than 6 per cent of Brazilians have been fully vaccinated against Covid-19, according to Our World in Data, an online research site. President Jair Bolsonaro, who is now being investigated by a Senate panel over his administration’s handling of the crisis, has repeated said he will be the last to get a shot and he has attacked mayors and governors who enforce restrictions to control the virus’ spread.

Shortly after the grim landmark was published, Bolsonaro said in a live broadcast on his social media channels that “a big number of deaths has been announced,” adding that he is “sorry for every death.” But he repeated his stance against social distancing measures.

“I pray to God so there is not a third wave” of the coronavirus, the president said. “But if the lockdown policies continue this country will be dragged to extreme poverty.”

(with AFP and AP)


Users & FEED

Search users

Total number of users: 3112

Comments: 0Publics: 0
Comments: 0Publics: 0
offline 14 mins


Comments: 0Publics: 0
offline 18 mins


Comments: 0Publics: 3
offline 25 mins


Comments: 0Publics: 0

Subscribe Some New Users to See FEED

Login or register to view the latest publications and comments from users for which you have subscribed.

Publication author

offline 4 days

SFH Admin

SFH Admin
Comments: 0Publics: 12528Registration: 28-10-2019

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

Password generation