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Young and infected: Covid-19's new patients as India battles huge surge

New Delhi - Ajay Singh Yadav only managed a final video call with Raj Karan before his close friend became the latest of an alarming number of young Indians, including children, falling victim to the new coronavirus wave sweeping the country.

Delhi faces 'grim' virus battle as cases jump again: minister

New Delhi - New Delhi has registered at least 24,000 fresh coronavirus cases in 24 hours and faces a "grim" battle against a new pandemic wave with shortages of oxygen and drugs, the Indian capital's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Saturday.

Delhi warns of 'grim' coronavirus battle as surge hits new record

New Delhi - New Delhi reported a record 24,000 coronavirus cases in one day and its leader warned of a "grim" battle ahead Saturday as major cities across India went into a weekend lockdown in a bid to curtail a nationwide pandemic surge.

Weekend shutdown in Delhi as Covid grips India

New Delhi - New Delhi went into a weekend lockdown Saturday as India faces a ferocious new coronavirus wave, with more than 200,000 fresh daily cases and families clamouring for drugs and hospital beds.

Vaccine giant tweets Biden to end US raw materials 'embargo'

Mumbai - The head of the world's largest vaccine maker directly tweeted US President Joe Biden on Friday urging him to lift an export ban on raw materials desperately needed to make more coronavirus shots.

Top seer at India religious mega-festival dies from Covid-19

New Delhi - A Hindu seer has died from coronavirus and 80 other holy men have tested positive after attending a vast Indian religious festival where millions of pilgrims have been ignoring Covid-19 advice despite a national surge in infections.

India battered by second Covid wave as virus imperils Olympics

New Delhi - India's huge coronavirus second wave accelerated Thursday with a record number of infections reported, as a top Japanese politician warned Covid-19 could still derail the already delayed Olympics.

India battered by huge second Covid wave as virus imperils Olympics

New Delhi - India's huge coronavirus second wave accelerated Thursday with a record number of infections reported, as a top Japanese politician warned Covid-19 could still derail the already delayed Olympics.

India daily virus cases double to 200,000 in 10 days

New Delhi - India's daily coronavirus caseload has doubled in 10 days, with a record 200,000 new infections logged Thursday as authorities grapple with shortages of vaccines, treatments and hospital beds.

India's desert salt farmers feel the heat from climate change

- Roshni Thakor left school to harvest salt from a sun-baked Indian desert, a backbreaking trade practised by her ancestors for centuries but now threatened by climate change.

Over 1,000 test positive for Covid-19 at India religious festival

New Delhi - Hundreds of people have tested positive for coronavirus in India at the site of the world's biggest religious festival, officials said Wednesday, as huge crowds of mostly maskless Hindu devotees descended on the River Ganges.

India greenlights Sputnik V, will fast-track approval for other virus shots

New Delhi - India has authorised the emergency use of Russia's Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine and will fast-track approval for other shots already passed by other major countries, authorities said Tuesday, as infection rates soared to a new record high.

Huge crowds at festival as India overtakes Brazil in S. Asia virus surge

Mumbai - Hundreds of thousands of maskless devotees packed a religious festival on Monday as India overtook Brazil to become the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, bearing the brunt of a new Covid wave battering South Asia.

India overtakes Brazil as second worst-hit Covid-19 country

Mumbai - India on Monday overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of coronavirus infections, as it reported a new daily record of more than 168,000 cases.The vast nation of 1.

India bans export of Covid-19 treatment drug remdesivir

New Delhi - India on Sunday banned the export of remdesivir as infections soared to a new daily high and hospitals grappled with increasing demand for the coronavirus treatment drug.

Mumbai in lockdown as Indian vaccines run short

Mumbai - India's coronavirus epicentre Maharashtra went into a state-wide weekend lockdown on Saturday as the country battled exploding infection numbers and shortages of vaccines, drugs and hospital beds.

Virus lockdowns around the world as vaccine efforts stumble

Mumbai - Fresh lockdowns and curfews were imposed on tens of millions of people from India to Argentina on Saturday, as Covid-19 infections surged again and vaccine roll-outs were hampered by shortages and scares over side effects.

Mumbai in lockdown as Indian vaccines run short

Mumbai - India's most coronavirus-hit state Maharashtra went into a weekend lockdown on Saturday as the country battles exploding infection numbers and vaccine shortages.

India's hardest-hit state battles vaccine shortages

Mumbai - Leading hospitals in India's most coronavirus-hit state halted vaccinations Friday, citing shortages as infections across the country crossed 13 million and set a new daily record.The nation of 1.

Op-Ed: COVID — New spike and ‘endemic’ status is a serious threat

Sydney - It’s not over yet, or anything like over. Statistics are showing returning spikes worldwide. Worse, the dangerous situation of COVID becoming “endemic” is now credible for the foreseeable future.
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