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Long haul carrier Emirates to ship COVID-19 aid from WHO into India for free

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Dubai‘s long-haul carrier Emirates will begin shipping aid from the World Health Organization and other groups into India for free to help fight a crushing outbreak of the coronavirus, the airline said Sunday. The offer by Emirates, which has some 95 flights weekly to nine cities in India, initially involves aid …

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India’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign falters as cases grow

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Since India opened COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with states saying they only have limited stock to give out. Alongside a slowdown in vaccinations, states have gone to …

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Modi faces growing pressure to lock down India as COVID-19 crisis devastates country

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

With coronavirus cases still surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a debate whether restrictions imposed by individual states are enough. Many medical experts, opposition leaders and some of the Supreme Court judges have suggested the …

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India sets new record of 412K COVID-19 cases, nearly 4K deaths as infections spread

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

India reported a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a record 3,980 daily death toll, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from cities into the vast countryside. COVID-19 infections in the world’s second most populous nation have surged past 21 million, …

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India reports nearly 3,800 COVID-19 deaths in single day, a new record amid crisis

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

India’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections after the United states. Daily infections rose by 382,315 on Wednesday, health ministry data showed. Government modelling had pointed …

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India braces for ‘horrible’ weeks ahead as COVID-19 cases soar past 20 million

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be “horrible.” India’s official count of coronavirus cases surpassed 20 million Tuesday, …

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India’s COVID-19 cases near 20 million as experts urge national lockdown

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

India reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus infections for a 12th straight day on Monday to take its overall number of cases to just shy of 20 million, as scientists predicted a peak in the pandemic in the coming days. With 368,147 new cases over the past 24 hours, India’s total …

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Canada preparing to send COVID-19 medical equipment from emergency stockpile to India

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

As India faces down a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian government says it has idenitified medical equipment from its emergency stockpile that it is prepared to send overseas to help. In an email to Global News on Sunday, a spokesperson for Health Canada said the …

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At least 15 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at India hospital: police

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Police in western India say at least 15 COVID-19 patients have died when a fire broke out in a hospital early Saturday. Fifty other patients at the Welfare Hospital in Bharuch, a town in Gujarat state, were rescued by hospital workers and firefighters, said police officer Rajendrasinh Chudasama. The fire broke …

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Canadian officials test positive for COVID-19 in India, GAC says

Halifax teachers breathe a ‘sigh of relief’ over shift to online learning, union president says

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) says Canadian employees and other locally engaged staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in India. In a statement emailed to Global News, a spokesperson for GAC said the employees that tested positive for the virus are “receiving appropriate medical attention, if required.” The agency was …

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