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SATARA/AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) -Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi called for a nationwide lockdown as the country's tally of coronavirus infections surged past 20 million on Tuesday, becoming the second nation after the United States to pass the grim milestone.SATARA/AHMEDABAD, India (Reuters) -Indian opposition leader Rahul Gandhi called for a nationwide lockdown as the country's tally of coronavirus infections surged past 20 million on Tuesday, becoming the second nation after the United States to pass the grim milestone.

India's COVID-19 cases cross 20 million, opposition calls for national lockdown | The Star

New Delhi: India’s total Covid caseload soared past 20 million on Tuesday, official data showed as the pandemic continued to wreak havoc in the countr...New Delhi: India’s total Covid caseload soared past 20 million on Tuesday, official data showed as the pandemic continued to wreak havoc in the countr...

India Covid cases soar past 20 million: official data

The Indian Covid-19 variant has now reached at least 17 countries including Britain, Switzerland and Iran.

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Editorial: Sending ventilators is useful but vaccines would be life-savingEditorial: Sending ventilators is useful but vaccines would be life-saving

The UK should be doing more to help India – sending vaccine supplies would be a start | The Independent

Italy on Monday sent to India a team of experts, an oxygen generation plant and 20 ventilators to assist the country in its fight against a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.Italy on Monday sent to India a team of experts, an oxygen generation plant and 20 ventilators to assist the country in its fight against a devastating second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Italy Sends Team Of Experts; Oxygen Generation Plant, 20 Ventilators To Help India Fight Covid Pandemic

Some states and UTs such as Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand are showing early signs of plateauing or a decrease in daily new cases of Covid-19, offering cautious hope of some respite from a deadly second wave that has held the country in a vice-like grip since March. Health ministry data show that after crossing 4 lakh cases on April 30, the number of daily new cases dropped marginally to 3,92,488 and 3,68,147 on May 1 and May 2, respectively. The seven-day moving average growth rate in active cases is now 2.9%. On Sunday morning, the active caseload stood at 34,13,642.Some states and UTs such as Maharashtra, Punjab, Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand are showing early signs of plateauing or a decrease in daily new cases of Covid-19, offering cautious hope of some respite from a deadly second wave that has held the country in a vice-like grip since March. Health ministry data show that after crossing 4 lakh cases on April 30, the number of daily new cases dropped marginally to 3,92,488 and 3,68,147 on May 1 and May 2, respectively. The seven-day moving average growth rate in active cases is now 2.9%. On Sunday morning, the active caseload stood at 34,13,642.

Covid-19: Gujarat, Delhi, Punjab, UP witness slowdown in daily new cases, health ministry data shows | News - Times of India Videos

India’s prime minister advanced a muscular foreign policy, but his mishandling of the pandemic is an embarrassing step back.

Modi Squandered India’s Soft Power and Dreams of Self-Sufficiency Amid COVID-19 Second Wave

Modi thanks EU Member States for mobilising quick assistanceModi thanks EU Member States for mobilising quick assistance

Italy, U.K., Qatar send oxygen support, ventilators - The Hindu

TAIPEI/JAKARTA: Taiwan became the latest place to ban arrivals from coronavirus-stricken India on Monday, as it moved to prevent new infections, with more nations reporting cases of a variant first identified in the subcontinent.TAIPEI/JAKARTA: Taiwan became the latest place to ban arrivals from coronavirus-stricken India on Monday, as it moved to prevent new infections, with more nations reporting cases of a variant first identified in the subcontinent.

Taiwan bars arrivals from India, Indonesia latest to report Indian variant

Patients die to to lack of oxygen as more than 300,000 new cases reported for a 12th straight dayPatients die to to lack of oxygen as more than 300,000 new cases reported for a 12th straight day

Authorities struggle to cope as coronavirus crisis deepens in India

Health system in India crumbles under weight of new coronavirus cases, hospitals run out of beds and oxygenHealth system in India crumbles under weight of new coronavirus cases, hospitals run out of beds and oxygen

Trainee Indian doctors pulled from exams to fight world’s biggest coronavirus surge

“There is too much demand, and not enough supply, so we are forced to sell oxygen at ten times its price,” a Black Market seller told VICE World News.“There is too much demand, and not enough supply, so we are forced to sell oxygen at ten times its price,” a Black Market seller told VICE World News.

India’s Black Market for Oxygen Is Booming. Only the Rich Can Afford It.

India’s infections and deaths mount with alarming speed, with top health expert warning coming weeks will be ‘horrible’.India’s infections and deaths mount with alarming speed, with top health expert warning coming weeks will be ‘horrible’.

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India confirmed more than 20 million coronavirus infections on Tuesday in an official total believed to be a vast undercount. India confirmed more than 20 million coronavirus infections on Tuesday in an official total believed to be a vast undercount.

India tops 20 million coronavirus cases with many more likely undercounted | Euronews

Cases have soared by around eight million since the end of March, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi under growing pressure to take decisive action to reverse the surge.Cases have soared by around eight million since the end of March, with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi under growing pressure to take decisive action to reverse the surge.

India nears 20 million Covid cases - World - The Jakarta Post

The South Asian country's underfunded healthcare system is under severe strain, with fatal shortages of beds, drugs and oxygen leaving some to die awaiting treatment in long queues outside hospitals in capital New Delhi and other cities.The South Asian country's underfunded healthcare system is under severe strain, with fatal shortages of beds, drugs and oxygen leaving some to die awaiting treatment in long queues outside hospitals in capital New Delhi and other cities.

Oxygen shortages worsen India's Covid-19 crisis as cases near 20M

Country grappling with oxygen shortages and lack of beds while crematoriums are overloadedCountry grappling with oxygen shortages and lack of beds while crematoriums are overloaded

India passes 20m Covid cases as calls grow for national lockdown | India | The Guardian

The admiration for how India handled the COVID-19 first wave will dissipate now and India will be judged for its lack of national capacity to deal with the second wave The admiration for how India handled the COVID-19 first wave will dissipate now and India will be judged for its lack of national capacity to deal with the second wave

COVID-19 Second Wave | Challenges To India’s Global Reputation

Germany's ambassador in New Delhi issues a grim warning as Europe sends more aidGermany's ambassador in New Delhi issues a grim warning as Europe sends more aid

'People are dying in cars': international aid surges for India's Covid-19 crisis | The National

India's total Covid caseload neared 20 million on Monday as oxygen shortages in hospitals exacerbated a devastating second wave and much-needed foreign assistance continued to pour in.India's total Covid caseload neared 20 million on Monday as oxygen shortages in hospitals exacerbated a devastating second wave and much-needed foreign assistance continued to pour in.

Deadly oxygen shortages as India nears 20m cases

Medical experts have warned actual case numbers in India could be five to ten times higher than those reported. Medical experts have warned actual case numbers in India could be five to ten times higher than those reported.

Trainee doctors are being pulled from exams to help fight the world's biggest coronavirus surge | SBS News

"Last year, in February-March, a lot of experts had said that India will be the worst-affected country, there will be tsunami of cases. They predicted two million deaths in the country. But India moved ahead with a proactive public participation," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi proclaimed on January 28, 2021, not too many months ago. Modi boasted his success on a world"Last year, in February-March, a lot of experts had said that India will be the worst-affected country, there will be tsunami of cases.

India’s Covid 19 catastrophe: The cost of complacency | The Daily Star

The latest nation to report the B.1.617 variant is Uganda, with Kenyans fearing that variant could get into the country The latest nation to report the B.1.617 variant is Uganda, with Kenyans fearing that variant could get into the country

New vaccine effective against deadly Indian strain, research shows - Daily Monitor

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The health ministry said some states are showing very early signs of plateauing in daily new Covid-19 cases, but experts said it was far too premature to arrive at any such conclusions.The health ministry said some states are showing very early signs of plateauing in daily new Covid-19 cases, but experts said it was far too premature to arrive at any such conclusions.

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As daily coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths in India skyrocket, experts warn that the country's official numbers are likely a massive undercount.As daily coronavirus infections and COVID-19 deaths in India skyrocket, experts warn that the country's official numbers are likely a massive undercount.

Why India's coronavirus cases, deaths are vastly undercounted - Los Angeles Times

India says infections ‘slowing down’ as it passes 20 million cases – FBC News

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As India continued to add more than 3.5 lakh Covid-19 cases every day, the government on Monday said it had picked up early signs of plateauing of infections and deaths and cautioned against lowering the guard in dealing with the pandemic. India crossed the two-crore mark of Covid-19 cases on Monday with 80 lakh patients reporting positive for the infectious disease sinceAs India continued to add more than 3.5 lakh Covid-19 cases every day, the government on Monday said it had picked up early signs of plateauing of infections and deaths and cautioned against lowering

Some states showing very early signs of plateauing in daily new Covid-19 cases: Centre | Deccan Herald

At least 10 people died overnight at the Chamarajanagar District Hospital in Karnataka, India, after the facility ran out of oxygen. Officials said 14 more patients died before oxygen arrived on Monday morning, but it's unclear if the oxygen deprivation is what led to their deaths. Rani, a 28-year-old nurse, told The New York Times her 29-year-old husband, Sureendra, was one of the COVID-19 patients who died. Sureendra was in the intensive care unit, and Rani said when she spoke to him at dinnertime, he sounded okay. At about 11:30 p.m., he called and was gasping for breath, she said, and begged her to come see him before he died. "Everyone was helpless," Rani told the Times, adding, "What will I do without my husband now?" The oxygen shortage is hitting hospitals across India, which is struggling to deal with a sharp increase in coronavirus cases and deaths — on Monday, the federal Health Ministry reported 368,147 new COVID-19 cases and 3,417 deaths. Most of India's oxygen production facilities are in the eastern part of the country, while the worst COVID-19 outbreaks are in New Delhi and the western state of Maharashtra, and it can take several days to drive the supplies to where they are needed. The government has said there is enough liquid oxygen to help all patients, it's just a matter of getting it to the hospitals — a stance doctors and experts disagree with. Prof. Ritu Priya from the Center of Social Medicine and Community Health at Jawaharlal University in New Delhi told the Times the lack of oxygen is "a failure of governance. We were not able to channelize oxygen distribution over the past year, when that is what we should have been doing. We are living from oxygen cylinder to oxygen cylinder." At Jaipur Golden Hospital in New Delhi, oxygen supplies were coming in every day at the same time, administrator Dr. Deep Kumar Baluja told the Times, but on April 24, they didn't arrive as scheduled, and there was no oxygen left. Because of this, 20 COVID-19 patients died "one after another," he said. "I have no words to express what I felt when patients died." More stories from theweek.com5 brutally funny cartoons about Giuliani's legal woesOregon fights COVID-19 uptick, reminding the U.S. the pandemic isn't over yetCarter Library releases endearingly odd photo of the Bidens visiting Jimmy and Rosalynn CarterAt least 10 people died overnight at the Chamarajanagar District Hospital in Karnataka, India, after the facility ran out of oxygen. Officials said 14 more patients died before oxygen arrived on Monday morning, but it's unclear if the oxygen deprivation is what led to their deaths. Rani, a 28-year-old nurse, told The New York Times her 29-year-old husband, Sureendra, was one of the COVID-19 patients who died. Sureendra was in the intensive care unit, and Rani said when she spoke to him at dinnertime, he sounded okay. At about 11:30 p.m., he called and was gasping for breath, she said, and begged her to come see him before he died. "Everyone was helpless," Rani told the Times, adding, "What will I do without my husband now?" The oxygen shortage is hitting hospitals across India, which is struggling to deal with a sharp increase in coronavirus cases and deaths — on Monday, the federal Health Ministry reported 368,147 new COVID-19 cases and 3,417 deaths. Most of India's oxygen production facilities are in the eastern part of the country, while the worst COVID-19 outbreaks are in New Delhi and the western state of Maharashtra, and it can take several days to drive the supplies to where they are needed. The government has said there is enough liquid oxygen to help all patients, it's just a matter of getting it to the hospitals — a stance doctors and experts disagree with. Prof. Ritu Priya from the Center of Social Medicine and Community Health at Jawaharlal University in New Delhi told the Times the lack of oxygen is "a failure of governance. We were not able to channelize oxygen distribution over the past year, when that is what we should have been doing. We are living from oxygen cylinder to oxygen cylinder." At Jaipur Golden Hospital in New Delhi, oxygen supplies were coming in every day at the same time, administrator Dr. Deep Kumar Baluja told the Times, but on April 24, they didn't arrive as scheduled, and there was no oxygen left. Because of this, 20 COVID-19 patients died "one after another," he said. "I have no words to express what I felt when patients died." More stories from theweek.com5 brutally funny cartoons about Giuliani's legal woesOregon fights COVID-19 uptick, reminding the U.S. the pandemic isn't over yetCarter Library releases endearingly odd photo of the Bidens visiting Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter

At least 10 people died after Indian hospital ran out of oxygen: 'Everyone was helpless'

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Over the last week British people have also come to the support of India in huge numbers. Businesses, civil society and the wider public have responded to appeals for help and launched funding drivesOver the last week British people have also come to the support of India in huge numbers. Businesses, civil society and the wider public have responded to appeals for help and launched funding drives

UK Sends further life-saving support to India

Amid growing coronavirus cases, hospitals in India have been unable to provide basic medical facilities to patients. Among them is life-saving oxygen. The shortage of life-saver gas is worsening in India by the day. On Saturday, 12 patients had died at Delhi’s Batra Hospital. India Today TV Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to top experts to understand the problem better and find solutions. For more, watch the full show.Amid growing coronavirus cases, hospitals in India have been unable to provide basic medical facilities to patients. Among them is life-saving oxygen. The shortage of life-saver gas is worsening in India by the day. On Saturday, 12 patients had died at Delhi’s Batra Hospital. India Today TV Consulting Editor Rajdeep Sardesai spoke to top experts to understand the problem better and find solutions. For more, watch the full show.

Oxygen crisis in India: Doctors discuss issues, solutions | WATCH | IndiaToday

India’s active case load has also gone up, and is currently around 3.4 million, with 12 states reporting at least 100,000 active casesIndia’s active case load has also gone up, and is currently around 3.4 million, with 12 states reporting at least 100,000 active cases

Govt says Covid-19 cases plateauing in some states; experts disagree | Hindustan Times

Just one case of the COVID-19 variant, B.1.617 from India, has been confirmed in Michigan in Clinton County, north of Lansing, as of Monday.Just one case of the COVID-19 variant, B.1.617 from India, has been confirmed in Michigan in Clinton County, north of Lansing, as of Monday.

One case of COVID-19 Indian variant found in Michigan; none in Oakland County | Local-news | theoaklandpress.com

India reported a slight dip in Covid cases for the third straight day. After crossing 4 lakh highest-ever single-day spike, the country has been steadilyIndia reported a slight dip in Covid cases for the third straight day. After crossing 4 lakh highest-ever single-day spike, the country has been steadily

Covid-19: Cases Dip For 3rd Straight Day! - Gulte

India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3India reported over 360,000 infections on Monday, May 3

Column: Let’s uplift the heroes in India’s battle against COVID-19 – Kelowna Capital News

Malta donates oxygen concentrators to India, as the COVID-19 crisis continues to ravage the country  Malta donates oxygen concentrators to India, as the COVID-19 crisis continues to ravage the country  

Malta donates 20 oxygen concentrators to India

TAIPEI: Taiwan became the latest place to ban arrivals from coronavirus-stricken India on Monday (May 3), as it moves to prevent new infections, ...TAIPEI: Taiwan became the latest place to ban arrivals from coronavirus-stricken India on Monday (May 3), as it moves to prevent new infections, ...

Taiwan bars arrivals from India amid COVID-19 crisis - CNA

No domestic flights have taken off to carry the supplies to other parts of India, nor have states been informed about their share by the Centre.No domestic flights have taken off to carry the supplies to other parts of India, nor have states been informed about their share by the Centre.

Emergency Covid-19 relief is flooding Delhi airport – but where is it going next?

No domestic flights have taken off to carry the supplies to other parts of India, nor have states been informed about their share by the Centre.No domestic flights have taken off to carry the supplies to other parts of India, nor have states been informed about their share by the Centre.

Emergency Covid-19 relief is flooding Delhi airport – but where is it going next?

Read more about Early signs of Covid-19 surge cooling in 13 states and Union Territories on Business Standard. Govt ropes in final-year MBBS students, medical interns to handle crisisGovt ropes in final-year MBBS students, medical interns to handle crisis

Early signs of Covid-19 surge cooling in 13 states and Union Territories | Business Standard News

A newsletter on politics and policy from Scroll.in. A newsletter on politics and policy from Scroll.in.

The Political Fix: Is the Modi government taking on the virus – or fighting narrative battles?

World News - NEW DELHI When it comes to Covid-19, the cost of incompetence can be death. It is a price India could have avoided paying had it listened to experts that it brought together to fight the pandemic. A forum of scientific advisers set up by the government warned... Read more at www.tnp.sgNEW DELHI When it comes to Covid-19, the cost of incompetence can be death. It is a price India could have avoided paying...

Experts warned of new virus variant but Indian officials ignored them, Latest World News - The New Paper

Here's the latest from around the world on the pandemic. Here's the latest from around the world on the pandemic.

Coronavirus: Latest on COVID-19 from around the world - Tuesday, May 4 | Newshub

NEW DELHI, India (AP) — As a catastrophic surge of the coronavirus sweeps through I...NEW DELHI, India (AP) — As a catastrophic surge of the coronavirus sweeps through I...

Indian virus surge spreads to politics

The World Health Organization considers positivity rates above 5% to be of concern. The World Health Organization considers positivity rates above 5% to be of concern. 

Indonesia finds cases of Indian COVID-19 variant as officials warn on Eid travel - The Peninsula Qatar

India’s variant may be driving the increase in infections there, but other variants from the Britain and South Africa have been widely reported.India’s variant may be driving the increase in infections there, but other variants from the Britain and South Africa have been widely reported.

What We Know about the COVID Variant from India

India's media is holding the government to account for the COVID-19 catastrophe, but far too late argues Debasish Roy Chowdhury.Holding the government to account for the COVID-19 catastrophe comes far too late, says Debasish Roy Chowdhury

India’s Media Is Also Responsible for the COVID-19 Crisis | Time

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to spiral out of control across India, small brands are banding together to raise money and support for the country."I felt helpless being so far away from home, and wanted to be able to do something to help," said Diaspora Co. founder Sana Javeri Kadri.

How food brands are helping India amid COVID-19 crisis