Indian COVID-19 deaths surpass a quarter million as scientists race to trace variant

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 … Read More

Rare but deadly ‘black fungus’ adds to India’s COVID-19 struggle

Doctors in India are being told to watch out for an extremely rare but often deadly “black fungus” that can afflict people with severe cases of COVID-19, as the country’s … Read More

India COVID-19 cases continue to surge as calls for national lockdown grow

Indian coronavirus infections and deaths held close to record daily highs on Monday, increasing calls for the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lock down the world’s second-most populous … Read More

Modi faces growing pressure to lock down India as COVID-19 crisis devastates country

With coronavirus cases still surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a debate whether restrictions imposed by … Read More

India sets new record of 412K COVID-19 cases, nearly 4K deaths as infections spread

India reported a record 412,262 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday and a record 3,980 daily death toll, as a second wave of infections swamps the health system and spreads from … Read More

India reports nearly 3,800 COVID-19 deaths in single day, a new record amid crisis

India’s coronavirus deaths rose by a record 3,780 during the last 24 hours, a day after it became the second country to cross the grim milestone of 20 million infections … Read More

Indian diaspora in Canada rallies to send COVID-19 aid back home

As an Indian living thousands of kilometres away from home, Aswini Sivaraman says seeing the devastating COVID-19 situation in India is like “watching a rage of fire from a distance … Read More

India braces for ‘horrible’ weeks ahead as COVID-19 cases soar past 20 million

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 … Read More

Scientists say Indian government ignored their warnings amid worsening COVID-19 surge

A forum of scientific advisers set up by the government warned Indian officials in early March of a new and more contagious variant of the coronavirus taking hold in the … Read More

What Canada can learn from India’s COVID-19 crisis

As the rest of the world watches and steps up to help, the COVID-19 situation in India is growing direr by the day – and yet the peak is still … Read More

‘A drop in the bucket’: Canada pledges $10M to India amid COVID-19 crisis, but is it enough?

In the wake of India’s COVID-19 crisis, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Tuesday said Canada is pledging $10 million to the Indian Red Cross as well as providing personal protective … Read More

India vaccination centres close due to shortages amid another record COVID-19 surge

All vaccination centers in India’s financial capital of Mumbai were shut for three days starting Friday due to a shortage of vaccines, said authorities, as the country posted another record … Read More

India’s COVID-19 needs are large and diverse. Doctors, aides welcome global help

Protima Singh doesn’t mince her words when describing the COVID-19 surge in India: “The situation is very critical.” Singh, who lives in the Delhi region, works as the services manager … Read More

‘Absolutely horrific’: Indian community in Canada laments COVID-19 crisis

Ontario resident Chitrakumar Jayakumar is concerned about the COVID-19 situation unfolding back home in India – thousands of kilometres away. His cousins, uncle and aunts in Kanyakumari district, southern India, … Read More

India posts world’s highest daily COVID-19 surge with over 314,000 new cases

India reported on Thursday 314,835 new cases of the coronavirus over the previous 24 hours, the highest daily increase recorded anywhere, as its second wave and similar surges elsewhere in … Read More

‘Practically impossible’ to keep COVID-19 variants out, officials say, as flights from hotspots continue

It’s almost “impossible” to keep concerning mutations of COVID-19 out of the country, Canada’s top doctors warned on Wednesday. Since April 6, more than 100 international flights landing in Canada … Read More

India’s capital to go into lockdown as coronavirus cases soar

New Delhi was being put under a weeklong lockdown Monday night as an explosive surge in coronavirus cases pushed India’s capital’s health system to its limit. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal … Read More

India records over 200K COVID-19 cases in a day amid festivals, election rallies

India reported a record daily increase of 234,692 COVID-19 infections over the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Saturday. It was the eighth record daily increase in the last … Read More

India surpasses 10 million coronavirus cases, but rate of infection slowing

India exceeded 10 million infections of the new coronavirus on Saturday, much later than predicted only a month ago as the pace of infections slows, despite many in the country … Read More

India crosses 4 million coronavirus cases, closes in on Brazil as 2nd in world

India’s coronavirus cases crossed 4 million on Saturday, leading the world in new infections and closing in on Brazil’s total as the second-highest in the world. The 86,432 cases added … Read More