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Covid crisis grips crowded Kolkata

Kolkata, one of the most densely-populated cities in India, hasn’t escaped the the country’s second Covid-19 wave. Stories of the surge have dominated global news – people gasping to stay alive as they wait for critical care beds and treatment; desperate families scrambling for everything, from oxygen cylinders to a doctor’s appointment; mass funeral pyres …

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Covid: US relaxes mask guidance for fully vaccinated Americans

Big news from the CDC: If you’re fully vaccinated, you do not need to wear a mask – indoors or outdoors, in most settings. We’ve gotten this far. Whether you choose to get vaccinated or wear a mask, please protect yourself until we get to the finish line. pic.twitter.com/XI4yPmhWaD — The White House (@WhiteHouse) May …

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Covid vaccine: Ohio lottery offers residents shot at $1m

“I know that some may say, ‘DeWine, you’re crazy!’,” Mr DeWine wrote in a tweet, announcing the Ohio lottery. “‘This million-dollar drawing idea of yours is a waste of money’. But truly, the real waste at this point in the pandemic – when the vaccine is readily available to anyone who wants it – is …

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India coronavirus death toll passes 250,000, variant spreads

The AstraZeneca vaccine has been used widely around the world, but questions have continually arisen about potential side effects India’s coronavirus death toll passed 250,000 on Wednesday as the World Health Organization said the variant fuelling the surge had been found in dozens of countries across the globe. While vaccinations have helped to ease the …

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As India halts vaccine exports, Nepal faces its own Covid crisis

Nepal, a Himalayan nation of about 30 million people, is one of the least developed countries in the world. Landlocked and sandwiched between China in the north and India in the south, it depends on India for most of its supplies, especially medical equipment and liquid oxygen. With India stopping exports of oxygen due to …

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Vaccinated travellers test positive to COVID

NSW Health has revealed six overseas travellers who reported being fully vaccinated have tested positive to COVID-19 in hotel quarantine. Six overseas travellers who reported they were fully vaccinated have tested positive for COVID-19 while in hotel quarantine, authorities have revealed. The numbers were released in this week’s NSW Health COVID-19 surveillance report as the …

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India’s Covid crisis delivers a blow to brand Modi

The current crisis, observers say, has exposed the chinks in Mr Modi’s armour. They say his centralised style of leadership seemed reassuring last year but proved hollow this time as he passed the buck to states. A generous vaccine strategy, which saw him donate doses to countries, now appears like careless grandstanding since India has …

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Philippines Covid surge throws country into disarray

In the Philippines, a second surge in Covid-19 cases is putting renewed pressure on the healthcare system. The country currently has the second highest number of cases in South East Asia behind Indonesia. And with one of the longest and hardest lockdowns in the world, a crippling recession has forced thousands on to the streets …

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German call to ban ‘Jewish star’ at Covid demos

Anti-lockdown protesters argue that the ruling liberal establishment is violating their personal freedom and exaggerating the Covid health risks. However, the head of the Central Council of Jews in Germany, Josef Schuster, said last year it was “unspeakable” that Germans were comparing restrictions on their lives with the abuses of the Third Reich. Source link

Operation Blessing Delivers Critical Medical Oxygen to India’s COVID Patients

With COVID-19 infections in the U.S. dropping to their lowest levels in seven months, India hit another grim milestone Thursday breaching the 400,000 mark for the second time. The record daily infections continue to soar as demand for medical oxygen jumped seven-fold. “Because of the demand for oxygen, there is no doubt a black market …

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NRL reintroduces COVID-19 restrictions

NRL clubs visiting and based in Sydney will be required to adhere to strict Level 3 Biosecurity Protocols from Friday afternoon. The NRL will re-implement biosecurity protocols in response to Sydney’s recent case of community COVID-19 transmission. From Friday afternoon, players are required to remain home unless training, exercising or shopping for essentials. Players and …

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Another Canadian Pastor Could Be Facing Jail for Not Following Strict COVID Rules

There are new fears another Canadian pastor could be on his way to jail for fighting government restrictions on worship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Calgary, Alberta Pastor Artur Pawlowski, a Polish immigrant, has just received a health order listing rules that must be followed this week to keep his church from being shut down. …

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Another Canadian Pastor Could Be Facing Jail for Not Following Strict COVID Rules

There are new fears another Canadian pastor could be on his way to jail for fighting government restrictions on worship due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  Calgary, Alberta Pastor Artur Pawlowski, a Polish immigrant, has just received a health order listing rules that must be followed this week to keep his church from being shut down. …

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More Covid-19 aid lands in India as Canada, Brazil struggle with outbreaks

IMAGESDemonstrators gather in Montreal to protest masks, an 8pm curfew in Quebec province and other sanitary measures. Some of the protesters are also anti-vaccine. India struggled to contain one of the world’s worst coronavirus outbreaks with nearly 400,000 new infections reported Sunday, as more international aid arrived in the South Asian nation to help end …

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India’s Covid vaccine shortage: The desperate wait gets longer

But three months on, Covid cases and deaths are spiking across the country. Only about 26 million people have been fully vaccinated out of a population of 1.4 billion, and about 124 million have received a single dose. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has cancelled exports, reneging on international commitments. Worse, vaccine stocks in the …

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India posts Covid daily record as global cases hit 150 million

India on Friday posted another global record for daily coronavirus infections, pushing worldwide cases past 150 million as a pandemic that has killed almost 3.2 million worldwide continues to wreak devastation. The number of new daily cases has more than doubled since mid-February, an AFP tally showed, in an explosion in infections blamed in part …

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India’s Coronavirus Crisis Explodes: ‘The Situation Is Critical Right Now’

At New Delhi’s international airport, planes from the United States, Russia, and the United Kingdom loaded with desperately needed medical equipment and supplies have arrived in the country. With 386,452 new cases, India now has reported more than 18.7 million cases since the pandemic began, second only to the United States. “The situation is critical …

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First Batch of US Aid Lands in India as Country Battles Coronavirus Surge

Planes carrying the first emergency US aid arrived in India’s capital on Friday amid another increase in coronavirus cases in the country. With 386,452 new cases, India now has reported more than 18.7 million since the pandemic began, second only to the United States. The Health Ministry also reported 3,498 deaths in the last 24 …

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India posts Covid daily record as worldwide cases hit 150 million

United Airlines’ workers facilitate the first shipment of ventilators from Chicago to Delhi on Wednesday evening. The ventilators were donated by the US-India Chamber of Commerce in Dallas-Fort Worth. India on Friday posted another global record for daily coronavirus infections, pushing worldwide cases past 150 million as a pandemic that has killed almost 3.2 million …

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India Covid: Delhi seeks more cremation space as deaths rise

“Deaths in the city are mostly related to Covid and due to shortage of space, people are being forced to cremate their loved ones in crematoriums not designated to take victims of Covid. That’s why we suggested more crematoriums should be set up,” a senior Delhi police officer said according to the NDTV news channel. …

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Brazil’s Covid death toll surpasses 400,000

Coronavirus patients are cared for at a field hospital in a sports gym, in Santo Andre, Sao Paulo State, Brazil in March 2021 Brazil’s death toll in the coronavirus pandemic surpassed 400,000 Thursday, as the country struggled to secure enough vaccines and the Senate investigated whether President Jair Bolsonaro’s government has exacerbated the crisis. – …

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India Covid deaths climb again as global aid flown in

India’s coronavirus disaster deepened on Thursday with its daily death toll climbing above 3,600, as more than 40 countries sent urgent medical aid to help the country tackle the spiralling crisis.   – ‘Unprecedented situation’ – More than 40 countries have committed to sending vital medical aid -– particularly oxygen supplies amid a severe shortage …

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Sikh temple offers drive-through oxygen to Covid patients

A Sikh temple, or Gurdwara, is providing drive-through oxygen supplies to Covid patients in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. More than 1,000 people have used the service so far, as the country’s hospitals become increasingly overwhelmed with the number of rising cases. Families say they bring their loved ones because there is nowhere left …

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India Covid death toll passes 200,000, Biden hails ‘stunning’ US progress

A trial concert in Barcelona testing infection risk at mass events proved successful after only six people out of 5,000 reported testing positive for Covid-19 afterwards. Ahead of the show, everyone underwent mass screening and antigen tests. India’s coronavirus death toll crossed 200,000 Wednesday as a relentless wave of new cases swamped hospitals, while US …

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