India has begun a massive vaccination campaign against the Corona virus, coinciding with the registration of a new record in the number of infections, which is 400 thousand, and Brazil recorded a record monthly death toll. While restrictions are increasing in Turkey, Russia and Argentina; It is being reduced in Jordan, the United States and European countries.
The Indian Ministry of Health announced the registration of more than 400,000 new HIV infections during the past 24 hours, which is an unprecedented daily toll in the world since the start of the pandemic, and the daily deaths exceeded 3,500, which brings the total number of deaths in India to about 212,000.
Experts believe that the actual number is much higher. The number of examinations is not sufficient, and the causes of death are not accurately recorded.
So far, about 150 million doses have been administered, or 11.5% of the population in India, while several states – including Maharashtra and New Delhi – have warned that they do not have sufficient stocks of vaccines and that the expanded deployment of vaccines is threatened by administrative disputes, price confusion and technical problems.
Officials said today, Saturday, that at least 18 – including two health care workers – died in a fire at a hospital treating Corona patients in the western Indian state of Gujarat late Friday.
Reuters quoted 5 scientists, members of a forum of scientific advisors formed by the Indian government, that the forum warned officials in early March of the emergence of a new strain of the virus, but the government did not seek to impose significant restrictions to stop the spread of the virus.
Millions of people – most of them without masks – attended religious festivals and political rallies held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, leaders of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and opposition politicians.
International medical aid – announced by more than 40 countries – began arriving this week in India, where hospitals are suffering from a severe shortage of beds, oxygen and medicines. Advertising
And US President Joe Biden decided to impose restrictions on travelers coming from India, starting from May 4, and Australia and Belgium prevent their entry.
Globally, more than 150 million people were infected, including nearly 6 million in one week, as the epidemic causes more than 800,000 new infections per day as an average, a number that has more than doubled since mid-February.
In Turkey, the government began implementing complete lockdown measures in the country for about two weeks, although the number of injuries decreased to about 40,000 a day The authorities hope that the closure will help ease the numbers.
In Jordan, the authorities approved a series of measures to ease the strict restrictions, suspended the comprehensive ban, and allowed the performance of dinner and tarawi prayers for the first time since the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan.
Yesterday, Brazil recorded two thousand and 595 new deaths, which raises the death toll for the month of April to more than 82 thousand, in a record monthly toll for the second consecutive month since the start of the epidemic.
To date, 13% of Brazil’s population has received their first dose of the vaccine, as the country suffers from a severe shortage of available doses.
Ecuador – one of the most affected countries in Latin America – this past month, recorded a record number of injuries, with more than 53,000 new infections.
And in Argentina, the night curfew was extended for 3 weeks in Buenos Aires and its suburb due to the high number of injuries.
Today, the Thai Ministry of Health announced a daily record of 21 deaths, as well as 1891 new injuries in a third fierce wave.
On Friday, the US health authorities announced that 100 million people had been fully vaccinated, praising the “important stage” of skipping. The two “Disney” entertainment cities in California reopened their doors, and New York City plans to “reopen completely” on July 1 next.
In Russia, President Vladimir Putin announced a 10-day holiday to combat the epidemic, as the number of injuries reached 23,715, of whom 17,457 people died.
European countries began easing their restrictions, hoping to revive their economies, and Portugal will open its borders with Spain today and enter the fourth and final stage of easing measures, and Poland and Ukraine allow some sporting activities and a gradual lifting of restrictions.