COVID pandemic has now killed three million - as countries see surge in cases
Saturday, 17 April 2021 () The global death toll from coronavirus has topped three million people amid repeated setbacks in the worldwide vaccination campaign and a deepening crisis in places such as Brazil, India and France.
The second wave of COVID has ravaged the country and the cases are continuously increasing in Jammu and Kashmir as well. Amid the devastation, DRDO in association with JandK administration started construction of 500-bedded COVID hospital in Budgam. All beds will be supported with supply of medical oxygen. There will be 125 fully-equipped ICU beds for COVID patients and 50-double room accommodation facility for doctors and paramedics staff. Locals appreciated this step of govt and extended full support towards it.
Responding to a question on whether nationwide lockdown is the only solution amid the rise in Covid cases, NITI Aayog member Doctor VK Paul said a detailed advisory has been issued to states and UTs to impose restrictions to break the chain of the virus. He said that states and UTs should make a careful analysis of the local situation and take the decision on lockdown. He added, “In addition to this range of restrictions, if anything more is required, those options are always being discussed and those decisions as required will be taken.” Watch the full video for more.
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Brazil's former health minister told a parliamentary inquiry on Tuesday that President Jair Bolsonaro's right-wing government knew full well that the treatment they were advocating for COVID-19 patients had no scientific basis. Bryan Wood reports.
US President Joe Biden during a press briefing, while speaking on the devastating second wave of COVID-19 in India, said that the US is doing a lot for India. "We're helping Brazil and India, significantly I spoke to Prime Minister Modi what he needs most is (raw) materials to be able to make the vaccines, we're sending them that, we're sending them oxygen, we're doing a lot for India," said US President Biden. He further said, "I am not prepared to announce who else we will be giving the vaccine to, but we are going to by the fourth of July have spent about 10 per cent of what we have to other nations including some of the ones who you mentioned,"
India is now the global coronavirus hotspot, setting records for the world’s highest number of daily cases. Images of hospitals overflowing with the sick and... IndiaTimes Also reported by •Zee News •newKerala.com