A massive fire has destroyed a Rohingya refugee camp in the Indian capital, New Delhi, leaving hundreds of people homeless. The blaze broke out at about 11:30pm on Saturday and quickly spread through the camp, reducing 55 ramshackle shelters to ashes in the Madanpur Khadar area in the capital city’s[…]
India has reported its highest ever single-day death toll from COVID-19 – 6,148 deaths – after an eastern state sharply raised its figures to account for people who succumbed to the disease at home or in private hospitals. The health department of Bihar, one of India’s poorest states, revised its[…]
As a devastating second wave of COVID-19 ebbs with less than 100,000 new cases reported on Tuesday, India is now battling a new scare: Mucormycosis, commonly referred to as “black fungus”, is a rare fungal disease with a high mortality rate. On Monday, Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the country[…]
The Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister has expressed “concern” with India over its decision to abstain from a UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) resolution that called for a probe into alleged crimes committed during Israel’s 11-day offensive in the Gaza Strip. In a letter addressed to India’s minister of external affairs,[…]
India has reported 259,551 new coronavirus infections over the last 24 hours, while deaths have risen by 4,209 with rising cases of mucormycosis, a fungal disease also known as “black fungus”, further complicating treatment. The South Asian nation’s infection tally stands at 26.03 million, with a death toll of 291,331,[…]
Africa is watching aghast as India struggles with coronavirus, fearing a long-running shortfall in the Indian-made vaccines that it needs to help protect its people. Often dubbed the “pharmacy of the world”, India is one of the biggest suppliers of the AstraZeneca vaccine under the COVAX programme to help immunisation[…]
Dozens of bodies of people believed to have died from COVID-19 have washed up on the banks of the Ganges river in northern India, officials said on Monday. District official Ashok Kumar said that about 40 corpses washed up in Buxar district near the border between Bihar and Uttar Pradesh,[…]
Ministerial Advisory Committee Co-chairperson, Koleka Mlisana, says South Africa should remain on high alert regarding the coronavirus variants circulating both in the country and abroad. The death toll from COVID–19 related complications in South Africa is approaching 55 000. There are concerns that the country could experience a substantial third wave of the virus. Mlisana says it’s important for[…]
The EFF has joined calls for the government to implement a travel ban on India amid concerns over the new Covid-19 variant circulating in that country and other parts of the world. Over the last few days, there have been growing concerns over the new Covid-19 variant, B.1.617, which was[…]
India’s hospitals have been packed with coronavirus patients, as relatives of the sick scrambled to find supplies of oxygen and nearly full crematoriums worked feverishly to deal with the dead. Yet despite those clear signs of an overwhelming health crisis, Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed ahead with a densely packed[…]
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