India surpasses 24 million COVID-19 cases as mutant variant spreads across globe

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across … Read More

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

Long haul carrier Emirates to ship COVID-19 aid from WHO into India for free

Dubai‘s long-haul carrier Emirates will begin shipping aid from the World Health Organization and other groups into India for free to help fight a crushing outbreak of the coronavirus, the airline … Read More

India’s COVID-19 vaccination campaign falters as cases grow

Since India opened COVID-19 vaccinations to all adults this month, hoping to tame a disastrous coronavirus surge sweeping across the country, the pace of administering the shots has dropped with … Read More

Southern India states lock down as country reports over 4,100 new COVID-19 deaths

Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government … 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

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

Canada preparing to send COVID-19 medical equipment from emergency stockpile to India

As India faces down a devastating second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Canadian government says it has idenitified medical equipment from its emergency stockpile that it is prepared to … Read More

A look at why India’s COVID-19 data is vastly undercounted

Even after more than a year of devastating COVID-19 surges across the world, the intensity and scale of India’s current crisis stands out, with patients desperate for short supplies of … Read More

Court in India urges government action as hospitals cry for help amid COVID-19 surge

With Indian hospitals struggling to secure a steady supply of oxygen, and more COVID-19 patients dying amid the shortages, a court in New Delhi said it would start punishing government … Read More

India pushes COVID-19 vaccine drive for all adults as daily cases top 400K

In hopes of taming a monstrous spike in COVID-19 infections, India opened vaccinations to all adults Saturday, launching a huge inoculation effort that was sure to tax the limits of … 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

At least 18 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at India hospital amid deepening crisis

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 … Read More

At least 15 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at India hospital: police

Police in western India say at least 15 COVID-19 patients have died when a fire broke out in a hospital early Saturday. Fifty other patients at the Welfare Hospital in Bharuch, a … 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

Canadian officials test positive for COVID-19 in India, GAC says

Global Affairs Canada (GAC) says Canadian employees and other locally engaged staff have tested positive for COVID-19 in India. In a statement emailed to Global News, a spokesperson for GAC … Read More

India’s deadly COVID-19 surge rooted in crowded super-spreader events

By Staff The Associated Press Posted April 28, 2021 6:44 am Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ India’s death toll from COVID-19 … Read More

India surpasses 200,000 COVID-19 deaths as health system threatens to collapse

India crossed a grim milestone Wednesday of 200,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of new infections tears through dense cities and rural areas alike and overwhelms … Read More

India’s COVID-19 crisis: As feds pledge $10M, here’s how Canadians can help

As India’s health-care system continues to be pushed to the brink of collapse amid a surge of COVID-19 cases, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that Canada is set to … Read More

India’s COVID-19 death toll nears 200,000 as army pledges to help hospitals

India’s coronavirus death toll neared the bleak milestone of 200,000 with another 2,771 fatalities reported on Tuesday, while its armed forces pledged urgent medical aid to help battle the staggering … Read More

‘Please’: India doctors panic, plead for oxygen as COVID-19 breaks health system

Dr. Gautam Singh dreads the daily advent of the ventilator beeps, signalling that oxygen levels are critically low, and hearing his critically ill COVID-19 patients start gasping for air in … 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

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 finds 6 cases of new coronavirus variant in travellers returning from U.K.

India has found six people who returned from Britain in recent weeks with a more infectious strain of the novel coronavirus that has prompted border closures around the world, even … Read More