India surpassed the 400,000 level for the first time, setting a new world record for confirmed cases of coronovirus in 24 hours, while for another day, victims of the new coronovirus epidemic exceeded 3,500.
Based on data from the Ministry of Health, 401,993 cases of SARS-CoV-2 were confirmed, while patients with COVID-19 who reached 3,523 in the last 24 hours.
India has recorded some 7.7 million infections since the end of February, when the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, which has plunged the Asian giant into an unprecedented health crisis, began to intensify. It took six months to record the last 7.7 million cases.
The new coronavirus pandemic is now 211,853 dead with over 19.1 million infections.
Experts predict that the real report is Even heavier.
New tragedy in a hospital
In addition, at least a dozen patients died this morning when a fire broke out in the intensive care unit (ICU) where they were admitted, according to Indian media, an episode that added to several similarities in Indian hospitals. Was with the patients who have been flooded.
Around 50 more patients were being treated when a four-storey hospital in Baruque in the western state of Gujarat caught fire.
According to the news agency of the Press Trust of India, a local police officer said, “Immediately after the fire, 12 deaths were confirmed.”
On April 23, a fire in Mumbai killed 13 COVID-19 patients. A few days later, 22 people were killed in another fire in a hospital, also in the state of Maharashtra.
At the same stage, 29 patients with new coronovirus disease died in hospital when their oxygen supply was cut off due to leakage.
India’s health system is bad and epidemic plagued for decades Has caused terrible oxygen deprivation, Medicines and hospital beds. In some areas, patients die at the gates of hospitals.
Travel ban from United States – Australia
Australian citizen Government officials said that residents of the country who were in India within 14 days of their planned return would not be allowed to enter the country from Monday, while the culprits would also face fines and jail.
Violations of the ban occur on May 3 and violating the ban carries fines and even five years in prison, Health Minister Greg Hunt said in a statement.
By his side, US President Joe Biden The decision to ban passengers arriving from India next week was taken yesterday.
“Following the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the government will ban travel from India,” the White House said in a statement. According to the US government, this decision will go into effect on May 4.
However, the ban will not apply to students who are going to attend the next class in the US. Indians are the second largest ethnic group of foreign students on American soil.
A ban on travelers from India has been announced by other countries. In France, upon arrival, they are kept in mandatory isolation for 10 days, while Belgium decided on Tuesday to ban them from entering.
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