COVID-19

Hospital fire kills 18 virus patients in Indian Gujarat

New Delhi, May 01 (KMS):  A fire in a COVID-19 hospital ward in western India killed 18 patients early Saturday, as the country grappling with the worst outbreak yet steps up a vaccination drive for all its adults even though some states say don’t have enough jabs. India on Saturday …

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Sikh temples arrange ‘oxygen langar’ as India’s Covid crisis worsens

New Delhi, May 01 (KMS): An acute shortage of medical oxygen has worsened India’s ferocious second wave of the coronavirus, with hospitals forced to turn patients back as families scramble to arrange oxygen cylinders for their loved ones being treated at home. Indian social media is replete with accounts of …

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Biden bans most travel to US from India to limit Covid-19 spread

Washington D.C., May 01 (KMS): United States President Joe Biden has imposed new travel restrictions on India in light of the Covid-19 epidemic, barring most non-US citizens from entering the United States. The new restrictions, which take effect on Tuesday, May 4 at 12:01am ET, are on the advice of …

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India’s elite heads to the Maldives to escape the Covid crisis

New Delhi, May 01 (KMS): As Indian hospitals forfeit and cremation centres run out of space, the country’s rich overlook the scenes from their Maldives-bound private jets. This is nothing extraordinary, economic inequality is the least surprising thing about the hyper-globalised 21st century, but its neo-liberal ideals manifest in a …

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India’s passion turns ‘grotesque’: As the outbreak worsens, a cricket league plays on

New Delhi, May 01 (KMS): As plumes of smoke rose from cremation grounds, where bodies were arriving faster than they could be burned, teams of professional cricket players squared off under the lights of a cavernous stadium named for India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi. The jarring scenes unfolded in Ahmedabad, …

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