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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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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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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 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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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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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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