The number of cases of coronavirus in India exceeded 20 million on Tuesday. This was due to the relentless surge that ultimately forced the suspension of a lucrative domestic cricket competition involving some of the sport’s biggest global stars.
The plight of South Asian countries was in stark contrast to Europe and the United States, where high-dose vaccination allowed many coronavirus restrictions to be relaxed.
The number of cases of the virus in India exceeded 20 million, more than 350,000 new cases were reported on Tuesday, and 3,449 new deaths were recorded. This is more than anywhere else.
However, the number of new infections has fallen from last week’s peak of 402,000, giving optimistic reason that the worst of the catastrophic wave may have passed.
India’s healthcare infrastructure is struggling to deal with. Mohammad Javed Khan, a rickshaw driver in the central city of Bhopal, saw the poor and carrying patients to the hospital and turned his car into a makeshift ambulance.
“Even when (people) call an ambulance, the ambulance charges 5,000-10,000 rupees ($ 70-140),” says Kahn, who sold his wife’s jewelery to equip the rickshaw with medical equipment. It was.
Bihar, a state of about 120 million people on Tuesday, has become the latest region of India to impose a blockade.
Following criticism, the Indian Premier League, the world’s wealthiest Twenty20 cricket tournament, was suspended on Tuesday and the players returned home.
The organizers said they do not want to jeopardize the safety of staff and athletes, including the world’s largest cricket stars in India, Australia, England and New Zealand.
Inspired by large rallies, including the Hindu festival Kumbh Mela, the Indian wave has highlighted the dangers of Covid-19, which has already killed more than 3.2 million people worldwide.
Religious events are also a threat in neighboring Pakistan, authorities are fighting a third wave of infection and urging Muslims to take precautions during the holy month of Ramadan.
Despite the warning, thousands of Shiite Muslims (many not wearing masks) gathered in the eastern city of Lahore on Tuesday for an annual religious march.
The situation in South Asia is in contrast to the European Union, where a quarter of the population is vaccinated at least once.
With this milestone, EU Prime Minister Ursula von der Reyen said 70% of adults will be vaccinated by late July.
European leaders are aiming to take another step towards recovery with a proposal to revive international travel and tourism as early as next month.
The European Commission suggests that travelers who are fully vaccinated with EU-approved shots or who come from countries where Covid-19 is controlled should be allowed to enter the block. did.
The European Union has previously approved vaccines for Pfizer / BioNTech, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson and AstraZeneca.
The EU drug Watchdog said it has begun a review of China’s Sinovac jab on potential approvals.
As Denmark reopens, restaurants, bars and other facilities require customers to show proof of virus negative, vaccination, or recent recovery from illness in the last 72 hours.
Germany is heading to ease the curbs of fully vaccinated people, even if Munich’s Oktoberfest autumn beer festival is canceled for the second year in a row.
Further south, the Monaco Grand Prix will be held in late May with an audience of 7,500.
Americans are one of those looking for a vacation in Europe this summer, and more than 100 million people in the United States are now fully vaccinated.
Curbs are now being eased in many parts of the world’s largest economy.
US media reported that authorities are expected to approve Pfizer shots for children over the age of 12.
Due to the surge in demand, Pfizer is currently estimating 2021 revenues from vaccines from $ 15 billion to $ 26 billion, and profits are also increasing.
In China, where the virus first broke out in 2019, millions of people flock to domestic tourist attractions, and the country’s outbreak is largely suppressed.
Beijing’s historic alley was full of visitors with cameras on Tuesday. After the weekend, out-of-town people also hit a popular place in Shanghai.
However, Singapore has announced new restrictions, including a ban on spectators at sporting events, as infections increase in wealthy Asian city-states.
In Brazil, which was hit, a vaccine shortage forced some big cities to stop a second dose of CoronaVac shots developed in China.
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