Updates: 30.04.2021 10:11
Published: 30.04.2021, 10:11
New Delhi: India has set another record in the daily increase in corona virus infections; 386,452 people have been affected in the last 24 hours. Reuters reports that the Indian financial city of Mumbai has closed vaccination centers for three days due to a shortage of vaccines.
Since the outbreak, the world’s second most populous country has recorded 18.7 million corona virus infections, the highest in the world after the United States. More than 350,000 people have been affected in recent days. However, the country, with a population of 1.3 billion, is conducting some individual tests, and according to health experts, the actual number of victims could be five to ten times higher, according to Reuters.
As of May 1, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced that all adult Indians can register to be vaccinated against Govt-19. However, despite the country being one of its largest producers, it faces a shortage of vaccines. So far, only 1.5 per cent of Indians have received the required two doses of the vaccine, while nearly ten per cent have received a single dose. Karnataka, the home state of Bangalore’s technological metropolis, has already announced that the vaccination campaign for all adults will not start on May 1 due to a shortage of vaccines. Modi’s home state of Gujarat has said it wants to start vaccinating people aged 18-45 within 14 days. He hopes to get the vaccine by then.
The plight of hospitals with almost no vacancies and struggling with oxygen and drug shortages has forced the Indian Army to open its hospital facilities to the public. Helps soldiers carry oxygen tanks.
Mortuaries and crematoriums are also crowded. In the last 24 hours, the death toll of Govt-19 patients in India has further increased by 3498 to a total of 208,330.
The first aircraft with US assistance, including oxygen cylinders, test kits and respirators, landed in Delhi today. The United States has pledged more than $ 100 million in aid to India and exports to other countries.