India continues to be plagued by corona virus infection, setting a new national record on Sunday with nearly 3,700 deaths and more than 390,000 new infections in the last 24 hours.
Despite the Chennai High Court attacking the country’s Election Commission for failing to stop political rallies that violated the Govt-19 restrictions, India began counting votes for the state elections. Chief Justice Sanjib Banerjee said the commission was “uniquely responsible” for the rise of new cases.
The Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, is based in India, where only 2% of the country’s 1.3 billion people have been vaccinated so far.
The country extended eligibility for vaccines to those over 18 on Saturday, but said many places do not have vaccines for themselves. Adar Poonavalla, the managing director of the serum company, has been blamed by many in India in the meantime. But he denied the attacks.
“The level of anticipation and aggression is unprecedented,” he told the Sunday newspaper. The Sunday Times In Great Britain. “I’ll be here for a long time because I don’t want to go back to that situation.”
“Everything falls on my shoulders, but I can’t do it alone,” he said. “I don’t think even God could have predicted it would get worse.”
But after harsh criticism on social media on Saturday, the 40-year-old millionaire tweeted that he was returning to India: “I had a great meeting with all our partners and partners in the UK. In the meantime, I’m happy to mention Covshield [an Oxford -Vacuna AstraZeneca fabricada en India] Production in Pune is in full swing. I hope to review the activities when I return in a few days. ”
The New York Times The Indian government has announced that it has completed the threat assessment and that the head of the serum company will receive police protection.
Poonawalla also announced on Twitter that the serum company would reduce the price of its vaccine “as a benevolent gesture”, saying it would “allow more vaccines and save countless lives”.
In the United States, President Joe Biden’s Commander-in-Chief Ron Klein addressed the event “Face the Nation” From CBS: “We are sending aid to India as soon as possible.” But the White House said on Friday that the United States would suspend incoming flights from India to prevent the spread of the disease, starting Tuesday.
The United States has sent two Air Force transport jets carrying oxygen cylinders, N95 masks and rapid diagnostic tests, the first of many scheduled ships. It also claims that Taiwan has sent more oxygen supplies.
Meanwhile, in Brazil, thousands of people marched on the streets of Brasilia, S பாo Paulo and Rio de Janeiro in support of President Jair Bolzano on Saturday, ignoring their own uprising over the corona virus case.
More than 406,000 deaths were reported in South America on Saturday, including more than 2,600. It ranks next to the United States in COVID-19 deaths. The Johns Hopkins Corona Virus Resource Center reports more than 576,700 deaths in the United States
Opposing the epidemics imposed by governors and mayors, Bolzano recently said that the military “can one day take to the streets, to guarantee … freedom to come and go.” On Saturday, some banners called for “military intervention” and the strengthening of Bolsanaro’s powers.
Opponents of the president also protested Saturday.
Meanwhile, thousands of people attended the two-day strawberry music festival that opened Saturday in Wuhan, the epicenter of the corona virus outbreak in China.
A year ago an epidemic forced the festival to go online. Although restrictions have been put in place to prevent crowds and security personnel from enforcing restrictions, about 11,000 people danced with their favorite bands on three stages, with some participants wearing masks and many not, the news agency reported. Reuters.
Johns Hopkins reports more than 152 million COVID infections worldwide. There are 32.3 million in the United States, 19.5 million in India and 14.7 million in Brazil.
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