COVID-19

‘Human catastrophe’ as India’s COVID-19 surge spreads to Nepal

Geneva, May 06 (KMS): Nepal is being overwhelmed by a COVID-19 surge as India’s outbreak spreads across South Asia, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies said. “We need to act now and we need to act fast to have any hope of containing this human catastrophe. …

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India’s Goa, sun and sand tourist destination, has country’s highest COVID rate

Panjim, May 06 (KMS): India’s Goa state, a hugely popular tourist destination on the western coast, has the highest rate of COVID-19 infections in the country, with up to one in every two people testing positive in recent weeks, government officials said. Leaders of the small state, ruled by Prime …

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Modi regime relabeled Saudi donated oxygen containers to hide Muslim link

New Delhi, May 05 (KMS): No one has expected that Narendra Modi-led fascist Indian regime could stoop so low to relabel the oxygen containers donated by Saudi Arabia with a trademark of a local company to hide the fact from its masses that a Muslim country has helped New Delhi …

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India’s virus surge exposes Modi’s incompetence

New Delhi, May 05 (KMS): India’s hospitals were packed with coronavirus patients, relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen, and crematoriums were running near full capacity to handle the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an overwhelming health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed ahead with …

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Oxygen being smuggled to India from Nepal

Kathmandu, May 05 (KMS): With the second wave of coronavirus spreading like wildfire, Banke has emerged as a COVID hotspot in Nepal now. However, as the district grapples with more cases and requires more oxygen, there are reports of smuggling of the vital commodity to India. As per reports, the …

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COVID-19: Now is time for global partnership, Pakistan tells UN members

  United Nations, May 05 (KMS): “If ever there was need for partnership, it is now,” said Pakistan’s UN envoy Munir Akram as global Covid-19 deaths crossed 3.2 million by Tuesday afternoon. The World Health Organisation (WHO), which monitors the unfolding global tragedy, confirmed 153.18m Covid-19 cases and 3.2m deaths …

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Feature

Covering India’s Covid crisis: ‘Hundreds of journalists have lost their lives’ New Delhi, May 05 (KMS): Kakoli Bhattacharya was the Guardian’s news assistant over here and had worked for us since 2009. She could find any number or contact I needed and smoothed over any and all of the bureaucratic …

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

New Delhi/Mumbai May 05 (KMS): India postponed exams for trainee doctors and nurses on Monday, freeing them up to fight the world’s biggest surge in coronavirus infections, as the health system crumbles under the weight of new cases and hospitals run out of beds and oxygen. The total number of …

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‘Horrible’ weeks ahead as India’s virus catastrophe worsens’

New Delhi, May 05 (KMS): COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be “horrible.” India’s official count of coronavirus cases …

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Covid in Varanasi: Anger rises as coronavirus rages in Modi’s constituency

  Varanasi, May 04 (KMS): The region around Varanasi, one of the holiest cities in the world for Hindus, is among the worst affected by the second wave of coronavirus sweeping India. Many angry citizens of the region, in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, are now asking where their …

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