India coronavirus cases top 20m as US, Europe ease curbs

SourceGulf Today
CountryMiddle east

A family member carries a patient breathing with the help of oxygen being provided by a Gurdwara under a tent installed along the roadside in Ghaziabad, India, on Tuesday. AFP India’s coronavirus caseload topped 20 million on Tuesday as it struggled to contain a huge outbreak, in stark contrast to gradual reopenings in the United States and Europe. Rapid immunisation programmes in wealthier nations have helped suppress outbreaks, and the European Union was even looking at allowing vaccinated foreign tourists into the bloc as early as next month.

Patients breath with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurudwara under a tent in Ghaziabad. AFP That was a far cry from the nations still grappling with outbreaks, including India where more than 350, 000 new cases were reported Tuesday as a devastating wave of infections overwhelmed hospitals and depleted critical resources such as medical oxygen. With the government struggling, some young Indian volunteers have set up apps to crowdsource more...