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‘Everybody is angry’: Modi under fire over India’s Covid second wave

From an approval rating of 80% earlier in the year, now tough questions are being asked of PM’s leadershipThe missing persons complaint was filed at Parliament Street police station in Delhi as a matter of some urgency: it concerned the “disappearance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi” and 10 of his cabinet ministers during the pandemic.Nagesh Kariyappa, the general secretary of the Indian national students’ union who filed the report to police on Friday, said he wanted the absence of political le...
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The Latest: Florida’s amusement parks loosen mask wearing

By The Associated Press ORLANDO, Fla. — Visitors to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios-Orlando were allowed Saturday to remove their masks when outdoors, except when on attractions, in line or riding transportation. Florida’s major theme parks are adjusting face mask policies after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention loosened its recommendations on Thursday as more people get vaccinated for the coronavirus. Masks remain mandatory indoors, except in restaurants when seated or acti...
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Coronavirus live news: Portugal to allow UK tourists with negative test; France adds countries to high-risk list

Tourists from the UK will be allowed to visit Portugal from Monday; France puts Bahrain, Colombia, Costa Rica and Uruguay on high-risk listHospitals overwhelmed as Covid cases surge in OsakaUK tourists can enter Portugal from Monday as Covid restriction endsTaiwan reports record 29 new locally transmitted Covid casesRansomware attack disrupts Irish health servicesDelay in giving second jabs of Pfizer vaccine improves immunityUK coronavirus updates – live 1.23pm BST The Japanese Prime Ministe...
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Fauci says rich countries have the 'moral responsibility' to help other nations tackle COVID

Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, in the White House in January 2021. MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images Dr. Anthony Fauci said rich countries have a "moral responsibility" to help low and middle-income nations. Fauci highlighted the COVID crisis in India and said other nations should help them with vaccines. India is the new epicenter of the pandemic, with soaring infection rates and a mounting death toll. See more stories on Insider's...
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Coronavirus live news: China offers some support for vaccine IP waiver; Russia records first cases of India variant

Commerce ministry says Beijing supports WTO consultation; reports say Russia has 16 cases of variant first detected in India; India reports 362,727 new infections, 4,120 deaths; 40 towns in Japan refusing to accept overseas athletes ahead of olympics‘Increasing concern’ over India variant in UK says Boris JohnsonUK: Reports that Sage will meet on Thursday to discuss India variantScores more bodies of suspected Covid victims found in Indian riversSee all our coronavirus coverage 10.25am BST A...
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A recently-imposed law in India is preventing local charities from accessing foreign donations, as the country keeps struggling with COVID-19

A critical patient who tested positive for COVID-19 is been taken to an ICU unit at a COVID-19 care hospital in Kolkata, India, on April 22, 2021. Debarchan Chatterjee/NurPhoto via Getty Images India is struggling to bring its rampant COVID-19 outbreak under control. Around the world people and companies have donated oxygen and PPE, and millions of dollars. But a law is stopping charities from distributing aid to smaller groups, making it hard to reach those in need. See more stories on I...
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As India resists calls for a national lockdown, one economist says states should decide

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under pressure to call for another nationwide lockdown in India as new Covid cases soar to record highs daily.
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Russian weapons are creating a headache for the US as it looks for partners to counter China

Russian S-400 surface-to-air missile systems during the Victory Day parade in Moscow's Red Square, May 9, 2015. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin The US has sought to improve its relationship with countries in Asia to counter China's rising influence. India has been a major target of that effort, but New Delhi's purchase of major Russian weapons may complicate the US's engagement. See more stories on Insider's business page. US efforts to build closer ties with India face a test...
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Indian PM Modi to Skip G7 Meet in Britain Due to COVID-19 Crisis

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will not travel to Britain for the Group of Seven (G7) summit next month because of the...
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Top Stories this AM: Bodies on the banks of the Ganges; Cheney's unlikely ally; a tiger on the lam in Houston

Good morning and welcome to your weekday morning roundup of the top stories you need to know.For more daily and weekly briefings, sign up for our newsletters here. What's going on today:"I would have lived had I received better treatment," Indian vlogger Rahul Vohra wrote in a final Facebook post before succumbing to COVID-19. Vohra made sure to tag Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the post. Modi has been criticised for his tepid response to the continuing health crisis in the country....
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Fauci urged India to impose a national lockdown as its COVID-19 crisis worsens. So far, Prime Minister Modi has refused.

A coronavirus patient getting admitted to a government hospital in Kolkata, India, on April 22. Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images India has been experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases for weeks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has refused to put a national lockdown in place. Dr. Anthony Fauci and others have said a lockdown could prevent the spread of the virus. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci has said India should impose a national lockdown to addre...
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Dr. Fauci urged India to impose a national lockdown as its COVID-19 crisis worsens. So far, Prime Minister Modi has refused.

A Covid-19 patient gets admitted to a government hospital in Kolkata, India, 22 April, 2021. India reported 314,835 fresh coronavirus infections on Thursday according to an Indian media report. Indranil Aditya/NurPhoto via Getty Images India has been experiencing a surge in COVID-19 cases for weeks. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has refused to put a national lockdown in place. Dr. Anthony Fauci and others have said a lockdown could prevent the spread of the virus. See more stories on Ins...
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Fauci joins calls for nationwide lockdown to contain India's Covid crisis

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under increasing pressure to impose a nationwide lockdown as the country grapples with the world's worst Covid-19 outbreak.
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Fauci joins calls for nationwide lockdown in India

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is under increasing pressure to impose a nationwide lockdown as the country grapples with the world's worst Covid-19 outbreak.
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WTO Global Health: Shifting away from a Punishment Mindset

By Sapna Kumar, Law Foundation Professor of Law at the University of Houston Law Center While COVID-19 cases continue to drop in the United States, many countries are fighting resurgences of the virus and struggling to obtain vaccines and medical supplies. Back in October, India and South Africa petitioned the World Trade Organization (WTO) to waive all IP protection surrounding drugs and medical products needed to combat the pandemic. The petition also called for “the unhindered global shari...
Tags: Law, China, Germany, Angela Merkel, India, Narendra Modi, European Union, United States, South Africa, WTO, Pfizer, Biden, Baltimore, Patent, World Trade Organization WTO, Ashdod


Fauci says India needs other countries to 'chip in' to help the country curb COVID-19 spread

Dr. Anthony Fauci. Alex Wong/Getty Images Countries like the US must step up and help India deal with its surging COVID-19 cases, Dr. Anthony Fauci said. In India, people are dying at alarming rates and hospitals are running out of oxygen. Fauci said the country should impose a national lockdown and vaccine manufacturers need to think about how to distribute doses to India. See more stories on Insider's business page. Dr. Anthony Fauci is urging countries like the United States to step...
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Covid live news: EU not renewing orders for AstraZeneca jabs after June; third of UK adults fully vaccinated

Latest updates: pressure builds on Indian government to announce national lockdown; third of UK adults now fully vaccinated against Covid-19; Laos records first Covid deathMadrid mayor decries partying Spaniards as Covid lockdown endsUS must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leadersPope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 4.10pm BST The UK coronavirus daily data has been published. There were 1,770 new cases reported...
Tags: Health, UK, Science, India, Narendra Modi, Eu, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, Astrazeneca, Vaccines and immunisation, Laos, Reuters, Coronavirus


Covid live news: EU not renewing orders for AstraZeneca jabs after June; lockdown extended in New Delhi

Latest updates: pressure builds on Indian government to announce national lockdown; Boris Johnson expected to make social distancing announcement on Monday; New South Wales to extend Covid restrictions for another weekUS must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leadersUK government ‘failed to consider gender’ in its Covid responsePope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 2.05pm BST Here some more detail from Reuters on ...
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Covid live news: lockdown extended in New Delhi and Uttar Pradesh; England’s social distancing rules set to be relaxed

Latest updates: pressure builds on Indian government to announce national lockdown; Boris Johnson expected to make social distancing announcement on Monday; New South Wales to extend Covid restrictions for another weekUS must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leadersUK government ‘failed to consider gender’ in its Covid responsePope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 1.06pm BST India is to recruit hundreds of former...
Tags: Health, England, Science, Wales, India, Narendra Modi, Eu, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, New South Wales, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, New Delhi


Covid live news: England’s social distancing rules set to be relaxed; lockdown extended in New Delhi

Latest updates: Boris Johnson expected to make social distancing announcement on Monday; pressure building on Indian government to announce national lockdown; New South Wales to extend Covid restrictions for another weekUS must export vaccine doses before waiving patents, say EU leadersUK government ‘failed to consider gender’ in its Covid responsePope adds voice to call for pharma giants to waive vaccine patentsSee all our coronavirus coverage 11.54am BST Emirates airline said on Sunday it ...
Tags: Health, England, Science, India, Narendra Modi, Eu, UK News, World news, Medical Research, Infectious Diseases, NHS, New South Wales, Dubai, Boris Johnson, Vaccines and immunisation, New Delhi


Even before Covid struck, Modi's $1.8B New Delhi revamp divided opinions

Many Indians are horrified that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is rebuilding the capital's historic center in a pandemic. But debate among politicians, architects and heritage experts runs deeper still.
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India's COVID-19 death toll reaches a grim milestone with a new record of more than 4,000 deaths reported on Saturday

A woman is consoled after her husband died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outside a mortuary of a COVID-19 hospital in Ahmedabad, India, April 15, 2021. REUTERS/Amit Dave India reported a record 4,187 deaths attributed to COVID-19 on Saturday, according to a CNN report. It also reported more than 400,000 new infections in the last 24 hours, for the third straight day. The country has reported more than 21 million COVID-19 cases and 238,000 deaths, which experts think is an under...
Tags: India, Narendra Modi, Trends, Cnn, Healthcare, Kerala, Rajasthan, Ahmedabad, Tamil Nadu, Modi, Pandemic, Megan Hernbroth, Coronavirus, COVID, Covid-19 deaths, Covid-19 Cases


PM Modi's Actions "Inexcusable", Need To Own Up Mistakes On Covid: Lancet

India "squandered" its early successes in controlling COVID-19 and Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government could preside over "a...
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Coronavirus live news: Pope calls for vaccine patent waiver; UK travel firms hail ‘best day’ for holiday bookings

Pope Francis condemns ‘virus of individualism’; outgoing chief of UK taskforce says population should be protected before winterPicture of two pandemics: cases fall in rich west as poorer nations sufferEngland puts 12 destinations on Covid ‘green list’ for trips from 17 MayPope Francis backs waiving patents on Covid vaccinesWHO approves first Chinese Covid vaccine for emergency useNew York City proposes vaccinating tourists in popular spots 2.06pm BST India must consider a new federal lockdo...
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Oil Posts Weekly Gain on Expectations for Stronger Summer Demand - Bloomberg

PRICES: West Texas Intermediate for June delivery gained 19 cents to settle at $64.90 a barrel in New York.Brent for July settlement gained 19 cents to end session at $68.28 a barrel. Oil posted a gain this week as expectations for growing economic activity in nations from the U.S. to Europe fueled optimism around stronger summer demand.Futures in New York advanced 2.1% this week in the first back-to-back weekly increase since early March. Fuel sales in the U.K. rose to the highest since t...
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India's Covid crisis delivers a blow to brand Modi

Narendra Modi's carefully crafted image has taken a hit as India reels from a punishing Covid wave.
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India's Virus Surge Pressures Modi to Impose Strict Lockdown

With coronavirus cases still surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a debate whether restrictions imposed by individual states are enough.
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India cases hit new record as calls grow for strict lockdown

NEW DELHI (AP) — With coronavirus cases surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to...
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Pressure rises for India lockdown; surge breaks record again

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi faced growing pressure Friday to impose a strict nationwide lockdown, despite the...
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Cases Rise, Pressure Grows on Modi to Impose Strict Lockdown

With coronavirus cases still surging to record levels, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing growing pressure to impose a harsh nationwide lockdown amid a debate whether restrictions imposed by individual states are enough.
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