Prince Harry voices support for India at Vax Live concert in Los Angeles

BRITAIN’S Prince Harry was part of a star-studded concert in Los Angeles on Sunday (2) to urge faster global vaccinations and also voicing support for India during its second wave of the pandemic. “Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World” included pop star Jennifer Lopez and also featured video messages from the pope and […]

24 dead in Karnataka hospital due to oxygen shortage

AS many as 24 patients including 23 with Covid-19 died in Karnataka’s Chamarajanagar due to alleged oxygen shortage in the district hospital in the last 24 hours, officials said. Family members of the dead also staged a demonstration at the hospital and alleged there was a shortage of oxygen while they raised slogans. Chamarajanagar district […]

India’s Covid-19 cases near 20 million, peak of second wave expected in coming days

INDIA reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus infections for a 12th straight day on Monday (3), as scientists predict a peak in the pandemic in the coming days. With 368,147 new cases over the past 24 hours, India’s total infections stand at 19.93 million, while total fatalities rose by 3,417 to 218,959, according to health […]

Australian threatens jail for those breaching India travel ban

People arriving in Australia from coronavirus-ravaged India could face five years jail as the country strengthens an earlier travel ban, the government announced Saturday, in a bid to prevent the outbreak from spreading to its shores. From Monday, any traveller into Australia who has been in India in the past 14 days could face fines […]

Fauci recommends India lockdown as cases surge

India should go into lockdown for several weeks to arrest the current devastating surge in Covid cases, top US pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said in comments published Saturday. Prime minister Narendra Modi’s government has resisted imposing a national lockdown after a nationwide shutdown a year ago caused widespread human suffering and a painful economic hit. […]

India expands faltering vaccine drive as new cases soar

India’s devastating Covid-19 surge further accelerated on Saturday with more than 400,000 new cases in 24 hours, as vaccinations opened to all adults despite shortages of shots. The hard-hit capital New Delhi meanwhile extended its shutdown for another week while top US pandemic advisor Anthony Fauci said that India should go into a national lockdown […]

Lifesaving oxygen aid arrives in India as death toll hits new record

More emergency medical aid from foreign donors to alleviate a dire oxygen shortage arrived in India on Sunday, as Covid-19 deaths in the South Asian nation rose to a new record. India is setting almost-daily records for new infections and deaths as the virus crisis engulfs overstretched hospitals in cities and spreads into rural regions. […]

UK sends 1,000 more ventilators to India

The UK said on Sunday it was sending an extra 1,000 oxygen ventilators to Covid-struck India, as a group of doctors staged their own intervention by offering long-distance telemedicine from Britain. Britain has already sent 495 oxygen concentrators and 200 ventilators to India as the country grapples with a devastating surge in coronavirus cases, and […]

India records over 400,000 Covid cases in 24 hours: official data

India recorded on Saturday over 400,000 new Covid cases in 24 hours for the first time, the first country to do so in the pandemic, official data showed. According to the health ministry, 401,993 new infections were registered taking the total caseload to 19.1 million. There were 3,523 deaths, bringing the toll to 211,853. Many […]

Australia doctor defies distance to aid Covid-hit Indian relatives

Living half a world away from Covid-stricken Indian relatives, Sydney doctor Yadu Singh has beat back his frustration at being unable to help by providing lifesaving medical guidance via phone, text and video chat. It was 4 am in eastern Australia, and finally, bleary-eyed, the veteran cardiologist had found a hospital bed for his niece’s […]

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