Nowhere is India's sticky situation more evident than in the nation's capital, with cases spiralling out of control, crossing the 35,000 mark even as the Home Minister held a meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today, promising a slew of measures - from increased testing to makeshift beds and manpower to deal with the virus.
With coronavirus cases slowing down in Europe and North America, the epicentre of the pandemic has shifted to South America and South Asia – the hotspots being major metropolitan areas like Delhi, Mumbai and Chennai.
New Delhi: Union Home Minister Amit Shah today said Delhi will be given 500 railway coaches to address the shortage of beds for coronavirus patients and will also receive central help to increase testing after a meeting with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. The meeting, where Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan was also present, took place after the Supreme Court pulled up Delhi and several other states over their handling of the pandemic.
Ashwani Jain succumbed to the coronavirus in an ambulance as his family pleaded with several hospitals to take him in, the latest victim of the pandemic sweeping through the Indian capital and exposing a deadly shortage of hospital beds. "They don't care whether we live or die," said his 20-year-old daughter Kashish, whose uncle, Abhishek, sat with Ashwani in the back of the
India's COVID-19 death toll crossed the 9,000-mark on Saturday with a record daily increase making it the world's ninth worst-hit nation in terms of fatalities. As per the Health Ministry data the total number of cases across India has risen to 3,20,922 with an increase of 11,927 new cases in 24 hours since Saturday 8 AM, while 311 more fatalities were reported during this period to take the toll to 9,195.