GAVI hopes India will resume overseas COVID-19 vaccine shipments this quarter

The GAVI vaccine alliance hopes the Serum Institute of India (SII) will resume exports of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from this quarter, it told Reuters, which would be earlier than … Read More

COVID-19 death toll tops 400,000 in India. Experts warn the real count is higher

India on Friday crossed the grim milestone of more than 400,000 people lost to the coronavirus, a number that though massive is still thought to be a vast undercount because … Read More

Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta: WHO officially names COVID-19 variants of concern

The World Health Organization (WHO) has introduced a new naming convention for the coronavirus variants of concern, in a move aimed at eliminating the potential stigma around places where those … Read More

Vietnam detects new COVID-19 variant, hybrid of India, U.K. strains

Vietnam has discovered a new coronavirus variant that’s a hybrid of strains first found in India and the U.K., the Vietnamese health minister said Saturday. Nguyen Thanh Long said scientists … Read More

India battles threat of fatal fungal infection as COVID-19 deaths approach 300K

Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting COVID-19 patients or those who have recovered from the disease amid a coronavirus surge that has driven the country’s fatalities … Read More

BioNTech vaccine should be up to 75% effective against India COVID-19 variant: CEO

BioNTech SE said on Thursday the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with Pfizer should be roughly as effective against the new coronavirus variant first detected in India as it has been … Read More

Canada may extend travel ban on India, Pakistan as COVID-19 remains concern, feds say

Canada may extend its current flight ban on India and Pakistan as concerns remain over a highly transmissible variant of the novel coronavirus first discovered in India. “The Government of … Read More

India reports record day of COVID-19 deaths as cases pass 25 million

India’s total virus cases since the pandemic began swept past 25 million on Tuesday as the country registered more than 260,000 new cases and a record 4,329 fatalities in the … Read More

COVID-19 cases in India hopefully stabilizing, as daily deaths stay near 4,000: officials

India reported its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three weeks on Saturday, with deaths still near the 4,000-mark, but federal health officials said cases and fatalities are … Read More

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

‘Trying our best’: Tragedy grips small-town hospital in India amid COVID-19 crisis

In the emergency room of a public hospital in northern India on Tuesday, a man was trying to revive his mother who had just died from COVID-19-like symptoms. On another … Read More

COVID-19 variant first seen in India designated as global concern, WHO says

By Stephanie Nebehay, Emma Farge and Silke Koltowitz Reuters Posted May 10, 2021 11:59 am     Updated May 10, 2021 12:08 pm Article Source

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

India to recruit ex-army medics as COVID-19 overwhelms healthcare system, officials say

India will recruit hundreds of former army medics to support its overwhelmed healthcare system, the defence ministry said on Sunday, as the country grapples with record COVID-19 infections and deaths … 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

Medical supplies from Canada arrive in India as COVID-19 cases, deaths surge

The Canadian Armed Forces have successfully touched down in Delhi with medical supplies as India struggles to contain a crippling second wave of COVID-19. Nadir Patel, Canada’s high commissioner to India, … 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

Canada sends medical supplies to India as COVID-19 overwhelms country’s health care

Canada is sending medical supplies in an effort to support India’s COVID-19 response as the country faces a devastating second wave that has overwhelmed its health-care system. The federal government … Read More

Canada sending medical supplies to India as COVID-19 overwhelms country’s health care

Canada is sending medical supplies in an effort to support India’s COVID-19 response as the country faces a devastating second wave that has overwhelmed its health-care system. The federal government … 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

Canada will have received 6.4M AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses by June’s end, official says

Canada will have received 6.4 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June, a government official says. The government official told Global News said there is some uncertainty that … 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

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

COVID-19 mutations that could ‘evade immune response’ flagged by Indian scientists

A forum of scientific advisers set up by the Indian government has told authorities about minor mutations in some samples of the coronavirus that could “possibly evade immune response” and … 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’s crematoriums overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases surge

India‘s crematoriums and burial grounds are being overwhelmed by the devastating new surge of COVID-19 infections tearing through the populous country with terrifying speed, depleting the supply of life-saving oxygen … Read More

Canada’s travel ban on India, Pakistan will only delay COVID-19 spread: experts

Experts are saying that Canada’s new travel bans on India and Pakistan won’t be an effective long-term measure against the spread of COVID-19, and that it will just delay more … Read More

As COVID-19 cases explode in India, Canada ready to help with medical supplies: Anand

Canada is ready to supply India with medical equipment as the country struggles to contain record surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths. “The answer to the question is yes, we … Read More

‘It’s over’: India COVID-19 patients suffocate as cases surge during oxygen shortage

Indian authorities scrambled Saturday to get oxygen tanks to hospitals where COVID-19 patients were suffocating amid the world’s worst coronavirus surge, as the government came under increasing criticism for what … Read More