India

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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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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‘Helping a cause’: N.B. couple from India supporting COVID-19 relief efforts

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

A Dieppe, N.B., couple, originally from India, are trying to do everything they can to provide support as the COVID-19 situation worsens in their home country. The impact of the virus crippling the health-care system is being felt far and wide. “In the last two weeks, it has gone …

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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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‘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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India to recruit ex-army medics as COVID-19 overwhelms healthcare system, officials say

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

India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths amid calls for a complete nationwide lockdown. Some 400 medical officers are expected to serve on contract for a …

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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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