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India surpasses 24 million COVID-19 cases as mutant variant spreads across globe

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

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across the globe. The Indian B.1.617 variant of the virus has been found in cases in eight countries of the …

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Rare but deadly ‘black fungus’ adds to India’s COVID-19 struggle

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

Doctors in India are being told to watch out for an extremely rare but often deadly “black fungus” that can afflict people with severe cases of COVID-19, as the country’s healthcare system continues to buckle under the stress of the pandemic. The disease, also known as mucormycosis, infects the …

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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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Southern India states lock down as country reports over 4,100 new COVID-19 deaths

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

Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government to implement a nationwide shutdown. At over 300,000, Karnataka’s capital of Bengaluru has the highest active caseload of any …

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India’s ‘explosive’ COVID-19 wave threatens country and world: opposition leader

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

India‘s main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi warned on Friday that unless the deadly second COVID-19 wave sweeping the country was brought under control it would decimate India as well as threaten the rest of the world. In a letter, Gandhi implored Prime Minister Narendra Modi to prepare for another national lockdown, accelerate a country-wide vaccination program and scientifically …

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India pushes COVID-19 vaccine drive for all adults as daily cases top 400K

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

In hopes of taming a monstrous spike in COVID-19 infections, India opened vaccinations to all adults Saturday, launching a huge inoculation effort that was sure to tax the limits of the federal government, the country’s vaccine factories and the patience of its 1.4 billion people. The world’s largest maker …

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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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India’s deadly COVID-19 surge rooted in crowded super-spreader events

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

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 28, 2021 6:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ India’s death toll from COVID-19 has surpassed 200,000 as a virus surge sweeps the country, …

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‘Some patients die while waiting’: Doctors in India plead for international help

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

COVID-19 continues to decimate India’s health-care system and doctors there say the current situation is grim. The virus is killing thousands daily and Tuesday marked a sixth straight day of the country breaking the global record for the number of new COVID-19 cases, hitting more than 320,000. “The health-care …

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Fire at Indian hospital treating COVID-19 patients kills 12 as health system struggles

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A fire in a hospital treating COVID-19 patients in India killed a dozen people on Friday, a fire official said, as the country struggles to cope with the world’s biggest surge of daily coronavirus infections since the pandemic began last year. Health officials across northern and western India, including …

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