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Hundreds of suspected COVID-19 victims found buried along Indian riverbanks: officials

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

Police are reaching out to villagers in northern India to investigate the recovery of bodies buried in shallow sand graves or washed up on the Ganges River banks, prompting speculation on social media that they’re the remains of COVID-19 victims. In jeeps and boats, police used portable loudspeakers with …

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COVID-19 cases in India hopefully stabilizing, as daily deaths stay near 4,000: officials

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

India reported its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three weeks on Saturday, with deaths still near the 4,000-mark, but federal health officials said cases and fatalities are rapidly stabilizing in this wave of the pandemic. The overall rate of positive cases per tests had dipped 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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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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Canada sending medical supplies to India as COVID-19 overwhelms country’s health care

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

Canada is sending medical supplies in an effort to support India’s COVID-19 response as the country faces a devastating second wave that has overwhelmed its health-care system. The federal government will send up to 350 much-needed ventilators from its national emergency stockpile and up to 25,000 vials of antiviral …

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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 daily COVID-19 deaths break records at over 3K as another state imposes lockdown

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

India’s new coronavirus cases dipped marginally on Sunday but deaths from COVID-19 jumped by a record 3,689, with one more state going into lockdown as the nation’s creaky healthcare system is unable to cope with the massive caseload. Authorities reported 392,488 new cases in the previous 24 hours, pushing …

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