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India’s coronavirus infections cross 18 million; record number of daily deaths

Reuters
(This story corrects paragraphs 1 and 2 to make clear the number of deaths is a record only in India) India’s total COVID-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record daily infection and as the government rejected reports of problems with its vaccine campaign. India reported 379,257......

India’s Zomato files for $1.11 bln IPO as food delivery surges in pandemic

Reuters
A delivery worker of Zomato, an Indian food-delivery startup, waits to collect an order from a restaurant, during an extended nationwide lockdown to slow the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in New Delhi, India, May 21, 2020. REUTERS/Anushree Fadnavis/File Photo Indian food delivery startup Zomato, backed by China’s Ant......

India’s economy will likely contract this quarter as Covid cases soar, economists warn

CNBC
CNBC – For more and to sign up click here India’s economy may shrink in the current quarter as Covid-19 cases surge, but the country could recover in the next one, according to two economists. On Tuesday, India reported another 323,144 cases, bringing the country’s cumulative infections to more than......

India’s new COVID-19 cases stay above 300,000, army called to help

Reuters
Much needed medical supplies poured into India on Tuesday as overrun hospitals turned away patients due to a shortage of beds and oxygen supplies and a surge of infections pushed the COVID-19 death toll towards 200,000. A shipment of medical supplies from Britain, including 100 ventilators and 95 oxygen concentrators,......

Amid Second Virus Wave, the World Responds to India’s Distress Call

New York Times
New York Times – For more and to sign up click here NEW DELHI — Oxygen generators from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Raw material for coronavirus vaccines from the United States. Millions in cash from companies led by Indian-American businessmen. As a second wave of the pandemic......

Oil falls on India’s COVID surge; OPEC+ limits drop

Reuters
Oil pared its losses on Monday as the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries and its allies indicated that it was watching surging COVID-19 cases in India, which may dent fuel demand in the world’s third-biggest oil importer. Brent crude settled 46 cents lower, down 0.7% at $65.65 a barrel,......

Bengaluru, facing India’s second-highest COVID-19 surge, to enter lockdown

Reuters
Software professionals assisting municipal authorities work on their terminals inside a “war room” focused on tracking the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike office in Bengaluru, India July 2, 2020. REUTERS/Nivedita Bhattacharjee The city of Bengaluru, home to the technology operations of hundreds of......

India’s coronavirus crisis intensifies as nations pledge aid

Reuters
A patient wearing an oxygen mask is seen inside an ambulance waiting to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Ahmedabad, India, April 25, 2021. REUTERS/Amit Dave India’s coronavirus cases hit a record peak for a fifth day on Monday as countries......

Covid: Countries send aid to ease India’s oxygen emergency

BBC
Relatives of sick people are appealing on social media for hospital places, oxygen supplies and ventilators. Some streets outside medical facilities have become crowded with the seriously ill, their loved ones trying to arrange stretchers and oxygen supplies for them as they plead with hospital authorities for a place inside.......

India’s daily COVID-19 cases rise by record 346,786 – health ministry

Reuters
A man rides his bicycle during a lockdown to limit the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Mumbai, India, April 23, 2021. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni India posted a record tally of 346,786 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, while daily deaths from COVID-19 also jumped by a record, government......

Hospitals overrun as India’s COVID-19 infections top global record for second day

Reuters
People across India scrambled for life-saving oxygen supplies on Friday and patients lay dying outside hospitals as the capital recorded the equivalent of one death from COVID-19 every five minutes. For the second day running, the country’s overnight infection total was higher than ever recorded anywhere in the world since......

Covid in Uttar Pradesh: Coronavirus overwhelms India’s most populous state

BBC
With 240 million people, Uttar Pradesh is India’s most populous state. Home to every sixth Indian, if it was a separate country, it would be the fifth largest by population in the world, just behind China, India, US and Indonesia – and bigger than Pakistan and Brazil. BBC – For......

Non-stop cremations cast doubt on India’s counting of COVID dead

Reuters
A frontline worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) sprays a flammable liquid on a burning funeral pyre of a man who died from the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), at a crematorium on the outskirts of Mumbai India, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas/File Photo Gas and firewood furnaces at a crematorium in......

Modi appeals to keep Hindu festival symbolic as India’s COVID-19 infections surge

Reuters
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to devotees to keep a key Hindu festival symbolic as the country reported more than 200,000 new COVID-19 infections for the third straight day. India reported 234,692 COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases to nearly......

India’s Kumbh festival attracts big crowds amid devastating second Covid wave

BBC
The fear of increased Covid risk prompted Sachdanand Dabral, another resident, to petition the court last year, asking to know how the state was prepared in case of a Covid surge. Mr Dabral blamed the Uttarakhand Chief Minister Tirath Singh Rawat for the rise in cases, for allowing people in......

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