Indian Covid variant cases leap by in just four days as decision on scrapping social distancing rules is shelved

The number of cases of the Indian variant of Covid-19 has leapt by 1,000 in just four days, it was revealed, as the surge forced Boris Johnson to shelve a decision on scrapping social distancing rules. The strain is now “dominant” in the Lancashire hotspots of Bolton and Blackburn, Matt Hancock said, warning: “Cases there have doubled in the last week and areContinue Reading

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Emergency medical aid is pouring into pandemic-stricken India from around the world as the government seeks to fend off criticism about the slow pace of dispatching supplies to hospitals and states in desperate need. The huge inflow of oxygen generators, oxygen concentrators and cylinders, vials of life-saving drugs and otherContinue Reading

COVID UK records another five coronavirus deaths and cases

The UK has recorded another five COVID deaths and 2,047 more cases in the latest daily figures. It compares with seven deaths and 1,907 cases this time last week, while the latest seven-day rolling average is 11.3 and 2,080. On Friday, 119,240 first vaccine doses were administered across the UK,Continue Reading

Indias COVID deaths hit record high amid calls for nationwide lockdown

New Delhi — There are new calls for India’s prime minister to implement a nationwide shutdown, as COVID-19 spreads at a breakneck speed. The country on Saturday reported more than 4,000 deaths due to the virus, marking a new single-day high. The coronavirus is claiming lives faster than India can bury or cremateContinue Reading

The Covid hospital in India so bad patients want to get out

New Delhi and Meerut, India (CNN)For three days, Goldi Patel, 25, went from hospital to hospital in New Delhi’s oppressive summer heat, frantically trying to find one that would keep her husband breathing. Four hospitals turned away Patel, who is seven months pregnant with the couple’s first child, before sheContinue Reading