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India's interfaith volunteers help farewell Covid victims

India's interfaith volunteers help farewell Covid victims

Suneet Sharma has calmly staged dozens of funerals each day of India's resurgent coronavirus crisis -- but he was overwhelmed when a father arrived at the crematorium with the body of his infant daughter.

India's daily Covid-19 deaths near 4,000 as police sent to halt dumping of bodies

India's daily Covid-19 deaths near 4,000 as police sent to halt dumping of bodies

India reported on Saturday its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three weeks, but deaths stayed near the 4,000-mark as the World Health Organisation warned that the second year of the pandemic could be worse than the first.

India's Covid deaths cross quarter million mark, no sign of peak

India's Covid deaths cross quarter million mark, no sign of peak

India said on Wednesday a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million, while a leading virologist said it was too early to say if infections had reached a peak.

India's seven-day Covid average at new high, WHO issues warning on strain

India's seven-day Covid average at new high, WHO issues warning on strain

India's coronavirus crisis showed scant sign of easing on Tuesday, with a seven-day average of new cases at a record high and international heath authorities warning the country's variant of the virus poses a global concern.

India's Covid-19 cases dip from peak, calls for shutdown mount

India's Covid-19 cases dip from peak, calls for shutdown mount

Calls grew for India to impose a nationwide lockdown as new coronavirus cases and deaths held close to record highs on Monday, increasing pressure on the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Variant among accelerators of India's Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

Variant among accelerators of India's Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine protections, contributing to the country's explosive outbreak, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said Saturday.

India's daily Covid-19 deaths near record, calls for nationwide lockdown mount

India's daily Covid-19 deaths near record, calls for nationwide lockdown mount

India's Covid-19 deaths rose by more than 4,000 for a second consecutive day on Sunday as calls for a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus mounted.

As Covid-19 rages in India, scientist warns further waves 'inevitable'

As Covid-19 rages in India, scientist warns further waves 'inevitable'

A top scientific adviser to the Indian government warned on Wednesday the country would inevitably face further waves of the coronavirus pandemic, as almost 4,000 people died in the space of a day.

'Last resort': Desperate for oxygen, Indian hospitals go to court

'Last resort': Desperate for oxygen, Indian hospitals go to court

A court in India's capital New Delhi has become the last hope for many hospitals struggling to get oxygen for Covid-19 patients as supplies run dangerously short while government officials bicker over who is responsible.

India's Covid-19 cases near 20 million, peak seen nearing

India's Covid-19 cases near 20 million, peak seen nearing

India on Monday reported more than 300,000 new coronavirus cases for a 12th straight day to take its overall caseload to just shy of 20 million, as scientists predicted a peak in infections in the coming days.

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

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's daily Covid-19 cases pass 400,000 for first time as second wave worsens

India's daily Covid-19 cases pass 400,000 for first time as second wave worsens

India posted a record daily rise of 401,993 new coronavirus cases on Saturday as the country opened up its massive vaccination drive to all adults, although several states warned of acute shortages.