India’s health ministry announced that it recorded more than 400,000 new cases of the coronavirus in the past 24 hours.
The ministry said there are 401,993 new infections, bringing the total number of such cases in India to more than 21 million.
The number of deaths reached 3,523 in the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of COVID-19 deaths to 211,853.
This is the first time since the Coronavirus outbreak that a country has broken the barrier of 400,000 new infections a day, indicating how big the tragedy that India is experiencing.
The Indian authorities had no choice but to ask for the help of the military. Military hospitals opened their doors to control the country’s biggest humanitarian crisis.
That move comes after an increase in so-called oxygen queues in India. As hundreds of people standing for hours to get an oxygen cylinder may save them or a relative from the virus, at a time when intensive care rooms are still unable to receive more patients.
Holy river drowned India in the Corona crisis
The Indians celebrated a religious festival started on March 11 and continued for 3 weeks, with more than 3 million people gathered on the banks of the Ganges.
Hindus believe that diving into the holy river will wash away their sins. They celebrate this occasion approximately once every 12 years. Unfortunately this time this occasion is the main reason for Mutations.
The government asked who participated in this celebration to isolate themselves and conduct tests of Corona, but that the appeal did not receive the desired response from the population.
Mutations break immunity
India announced the discovery of mutations in coronavirus samples that would nullify the immune system
A scientist of a committee of scientific advisers told the authorities of the discovery of minor mutations in some samples of the coronavirus “that could avoid the immune response.
The advisers explained that they were working to identify these mutations, but added that there was currently no reason to believe that they were spreading or considered a significant risk.
Corona swallow cities, there are no graves
Crematoriums and cemeteries in India are filled with a devastating new wave of COVID infections. Tearing the densely populated country apart at terrifying speed, depleting life-saving oxygen supplies to critical levels, and leaving patients to die while waiting in line to see doctors.
The economy is collapsing. Corona victims lift gold prices
Gold prices rose on the 3rd of May, supported by falling US Treasury yields and concerns about increased COVID-19 cases in some countries.
Margaret Young, an analyst with the Daily Mail, said: “The pandemic situation in Japan and India continues to be a major concern among market participants, thus increasing demand for safe-haven assets such as gold,”. Adding that the decline in US Treasury yields provided further support for India.
Massive fire kills Corona patients, disasters don’t come individually
A fire in a hospital ward for COVID-19 treatment in western India killed 18 patients. As the country struggles with the worst outbreak of the epidemic.
The fire broke out in the COVID-19 Ward on the first floor of the hospital and extinguished within an hour.
The hospital workers and firefighters rescued 31 other patients at Al-Raha hospital in Baruch, a town in Gujarat state, whose condition was stable. Meanwhile, 18 others died in the fire and smoke before rescuers could reach them.
This incident wasn’t the first to occur as on April 23, a fire in the intensive care unit killed 13 COVID-19 patients in the Virar district on the outskirts of Mumbai.
The Indian mutant of Corona sneaks into Morocco
Health authorities in Morocco detected the first case of the Indian mutated version of the coronavirus.
Moroccan media reported that the discovery of the new case came within the framework of the joint vigilance scheme between the Ministry of Health and the laboratory coalition. Through which confirmed cases of Corona from abroad are tracked.
Although the Indian mutated version does not differ from its predecessors in terms of symptoms, it is more dangerous to be more contagious.
It is also at the top of the list in terms of proliferation power to be way worse than the Brazilian mutated as well as the South African version.
Many other countries recorded new cases of the Indian mutated version scaring the world again and expecting a new wave.
Experts see that the only way to stop this horrifical condition in India is by a total lookdown and immediate act from the government.