COVID-19

New concerns as Indian Covid variant clusters found across England

London, May 07 (KMS): Clusters of the Indian variants of Covid-19 have been found across England, including in care homes, the Guardian has learned, amid growing fears about the speed with which they are spreading in communities. The latest update of case numbers of these variants was due to be …

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India sets new COVID world record as oxygen demand jumps seven-fold

New Delhi, May 07 (KMS): India has seen demand for oxygen jump “seven-fold” as the country set a new world record for daily COVID-19 cases on Thursday. By the numbers: India’s health ministry reported 412,262 new infections, taking the official tally past 21 million, and 3,980 deaths from the coronavirus …

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COVID-19 surge: Sri Lanka bans travellers from India with immediate effect

Colombo, May 07 (KMS): Sri Lanka has announced that all arrivals from India will be banned with immediate effect due to the record rise in COVID-19 cases in India. Several countries like the UK, the UAE, Australia and Singapore have already banned travellers from India. Sri Lanka’s Civil Aviation Authority …

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Pleas for help in India as Covid-19 leaves children without carers

  New Delhi, May 07 (KMS): When an Indian children’s rights group tracked down two boys aged six and eight after it was told that their parents were both severely ill with Covid-19 and unable to care for them, the children had not eaten for days. The case, reported by …

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Procuring oxygen made difficult for Kashmir charities

  Indian government orders medical staff not to speak with media Srinagar, May 07 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir the government asked manufacturers to stop supplying oxygen to charities and ordered medical staff at government health institutions to stop speaking to the media. The orders evoked criticism …

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US Vice President Kamala Harris family in India grapples with COVID

Washington, May 07 (KMS): G Balachandran turned 80 this spring, a milestone of a birthday in India, where he lives. If not for the coronavirus pandemic, he would have been surrounded by family members who gathered to celebrate with him. But with the virus ravaging his homeland, Balachandran had to …

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India sees highest daily surge with 4.14 lakh fresh COVID cases, 3,915 deaths in one day

New Delhi, May 07 (KMS): In India, as a record 414,188 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 2,14,91,598, while the active cases crossed the 36-lakh mark. According to Kashmir Media Service, the death toll has increased to 2,34,083 with 3,915 …

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Feature

  Indian govt pushed tourism in Kashmir. Now a second wave beckons Srinagar, May 06 (KMS): It was obvious. There were early indications and warnings of an impending second wave of Covid-19 in Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir. Even a cursory glance at the daily figures of new cases …

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‘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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