india covid crisis

Indian COVID-19 deaths surpass a quarter million as scientists race to trace variant

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

India said on Wednesday a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million, while a leading virologist said it was too early to say if infections had reached a peak. Deaths from COVID-19 swelled …

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‘Trying our best’: Tragedy grips small-town hospital in India amid COVID-19 crisis

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

In the emergency room of a public hospital in northern India on Tuesday, a man was trying to revive his mother who had just died from COVID-19-like symptoms. On another bed, a young man who had tested positive was sitting up and making an effort to breathe while two …

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India COVID-19 cases continue to surge as calls for national lockdown grow

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

Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the world’s second-most populous country. The 366,161 new infections and 3,754 deaths reported by the health ministry were off a little from recent …

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As India’s COVID-19 cases climb, neighbouring Bangladesh faces variant threats

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

India’s surge in COVID-19 cases is having a dangerous effect on neighbouring Bangladesh. Health experts warn of imminent vaccine shortages just as the country should be stepping up its vaccination drive, and as more contagious virus variants are beginning to be detected. On Saturday, health authorities said that for …

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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’s COVID-19 crisis damaged PM Modi’s political image, experts say

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

India’s hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and crematoriums were running near full capacity to handle the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an overwhelming health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed ahead with a densely packed campaign …

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Canada will have received 6.4M AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses by June’s end, official says

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

Canada will have received 6.4 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June, a government official says. Yet the government official told Global News there is some uncertainty that all of those doses will in fact be delivered. For the current quarter ending on June 30, the official …

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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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COVID-19 mutations that could ‘evade immune response’ flagged by Indian scientists

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

A forum of scientific advisers set up by the Indian government has told authorities about minor mutations in some samples of the coronavirus that could “possibly evade immune response” and require more study, a leader of the forum has told Reuters. However the advisers said while they were flagging …

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