In India, one of the countries most affected by the new type of corona virus epidemic, the highest number of daily casualties due to the virus has been recorded with the death of 4,187 people in the last 24 hours. In the country where the health system has come to the point of collapse, a cardboard bed care center was established.
08.05.2021 – 17:29
According to the statement made by the Ministry of Health of India, 401 thousand 78 Covid-19 cases and 4 thousand 187 deaths related to the virus have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
Thus, the number of casualties due to Covid-19 in the country saw the highest recorded since the beginning of the epidemic.
Experts warn that the actual number of cases and deaths may be much higher than stated.
In India, the country with the highest number of cases and deaths on a daily basis, the total number of cases reached 21 million 892 thousand 676, and the total number of casualties reached 238 thousand 270.
Treatment of 3 million 723 thousand 446 patients continues in the country.
In Tamil Nadu, the southern state of India, officials reported that the state will begin a full shutdown against the epidemic on May 10 and continue until May 24.
Authorities stated that businesses, stores and markets will be open today and tomorrow in order for citizens to prepare for full closure.
FULL CLOSURE IN TAMIL NADU STATE
Although 167 million 346 thousand 544 doses of vaccines have been administered since January 16, when the vaccination campaign was launched in India, whose population is approaching 1.4 billion, the campaign has not yet reached the level that can stop the epidemic.
Adar Poonawalla, CEO of the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world’s largest vaccine manufacturer, warned in an interview with the Financial Times that there was a shortage of vaccines and that it would take a few months.
The institute, which has a production agreement with AstraZeneca and undertakes to produce vaccines for the Covid-19 Vaccines Access Program of the World Health Organization (WHO), has to respond to the urgent domestic demand, which may negatively affect the vaccine supply in the world.
The USA, Britain, Germany and other countries have intensified the export of medicines, test kits and medical oxygen aids to India, as well as substances used in vaccine production.
US Embassy in New Delhi Charge Dabiel B. Smith announced that the vaccine components delivered to the country will help produce 20 million AstaZeneca vaccines.
SII Senior Manager Poonwalla made a call to US President Joe Biden to lift the embargo on some raw materials required in vaccine production.
The USA has raised the waiver of intellectual property rights on Kovid-19 vaccines to support vaccine production. It is estimated that such a step will stimulate vaccine production in India.
KARTON BED CARE CENTER IS ESTABLISHED
A girls’ dormitory in Gurugram, Haryana, India, has been turned into a corona virus (Covid-19) care center.
In the country where health equipment was insufficient, cardboard beds were installed in the care center.