Category: Corona-Covid19

Covid: India posts global record deaths after state revises data

India records 6,000 deaths in 24 hours, stoking suspicions death toll is much higher than reported Family members perform the last rites for a victim of Covid-19 at a cremation ground in Guwahati, Assam. Photograph: Dasarath Deka/Zuma Wire/Rex/ShutterstockPeter BeaumontThu 10 Jun 2021 12.05 BST First published on Thu 10 Jun 2021 08.45 BST India’s daily […]

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Kumbh Mela: how a superspreader festival seeded Covid across India

More Hindu devotees take a holy dip in the Ganges during Shahi Snan at Kumbh Mela, Haridwar as coronavirus spread rapidly among them. Photograph: Anushree Fadnavis/Reuters From across India, millions of Hindu pilgrims came to take a ritual dip in the Ganges, then returned home carrying Covid-19. Here are their stories by Hannah Ellis-Petersen and […]

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Ramdev again: Claims 10k doctors died despite vaccine, says he’s doctor of ‘divinity & dignity’

In viral videos on social media, yoga guru Baba Ramdev can be seen mocking doctors and modern medicine, using different false death figures like 1,000 and 10,000. New Delhi: In a video that has gone viral, yoga guru Baba Ramdev has claimed that over 10,000 doctors in India have died even after getting both doses of […]

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577 children have been orphaned due to second Covid wave so far, govt says

According to WCD ministry officials, the ministry, state govts and district administrations are working together for the rehabilitation of these ‘Covid orphans’. SRAVASTI DASGUPTA New Delhi: A total of 577 children in India have lost both parents to Covid-19 during the aggressive second wave of the pandemic, ThePrint has learnt. According to sources in the Ministry […]

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Pieces of cloth covering bodies at ghat in Prayagraj removed, SDM says ‘unintentional’

Video showing labourers picking up the pieces of cloth and bamboo sticks, marking where suspected Covid bodies are buried, has gone viral. Lucknow: A video of labourers removing pieces of cloth covering shallow graves along the Ganga in Prayagraj, suspected to be of those who died of Covid, has been circulating on social media since Tuesday […]

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India: to survive the Covid-19, oxygen deale on the black market

Looting, military escorts and auctions: the oxygen war is raging in India, which is raging under the strongest wave of coronaviruses in the world. Advertisements proliferate on social media and numbers are exchanged under the elbow like those of traffickers of all kinds. But cam has never been more vital: 02, oxygen. As the coronavirus epidemic […]

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Serum Institute of India, or the fall of a global pharmacy giant

STORY – Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, is accused of failing to deliver and increasing prices. On 28 November, Adar Poonawalla welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi to a Covid vaccine production line in Pune, western India, at the headquarters of the Serum Institute of India (SII). Alongside him were his father, Cyrus, […]

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India passes 300,000 Covid-19 deaths: health ministry

India said Monday it had passed more than 300,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, the third country after the United States and Brazil to hit figure as a huge wave of infections overwhelms the healthcare system. The South Asian nation’s toll now stands at 303,720 after adding 50,000 deaths in just under two weeks, as […]

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Delhi govt was first under-counting Covid deaths. Now, it is over-counting

Kejriwal govt’s daily health bulletins between 15 and 21 May counted more deaths each day than the corresponding tally from Delhi’s municipal corporations. New Delhi: All this while, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s Delhi government was being accused of under-counting Covid-19 deaths in the national capital. But the story seems to have turned on its head. The […]

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India reaches grim new milestone after recording 300,000 COVID-19 deaths

India has marked a grim new milestone as the COVID-19 crisis rages through the country, with 300,000 dead and 26 million confirmed cases. India has marked a grim new milestone as the COVID-19 crisis continues to devastate the country. Tragically, the nation has now recorded more than 300,000 coronavirus deaths and 27 million cases, making […]

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