Gravitas: America’s COVID crisis: Walled by the western press

The western media is hiding a big story. The U.S. is running out of ICU beds and oxygen. Florida may be out of oxygen in 24 hours- it recorded its highest daily deaths. Why isn’t the media reporting it? Because the U.S. is not India. WION’s Palki Sharma calls out selective reporting.

COVID cases push Myanmar’s healthcare to the brink – DW News

COVID-19 cases are surging in Myanmar. After six months of military rule, only forty percent of its healthcare facilities are open. But with public mistrust at near all-time highs, many are turning away from public hospitals, leaving families to fend for themselves.

Protest erupts at Myanmar’s Insein prison amid COVID outbreak

Anti-military government chants heard from inside the notorious colonial-era jail, which is used to hold opponents of the February coup. A protest has erupted at a prison in Myanmar’s commercial capital of Yangon against what activists said was a worsening COVID-19 outbreak at the jail, which is used to hold opponents of February’s military takeover.Continue reading “Protest erupts at Myanmar’s Insein prison amid COVID outbreak”

Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid

Dainik Bhaskar accuses government of pursuing it on trumped-up charges in response to its reporting Tax raids have been carried out on the offices of one of India’s most popular newspapers, after months of critical coverage of the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic. On Thursday morning, more than 100 tax inspectors descended on theContinue reading “Tax raids target Indian paper that criticised government over Covid”

Russia: Secret Underground Prison Reported Found Near St. Petersburg

St. Petersburg-based media reported Monday that it had uncovered a secret underground prison disguised as a cottage with a human-sized crematory in an abandoned village outside Russia’s second city. Video shared by the city’s 47news.ru outlet showed two prison cells with bunk beds and toilets in the cottage’s flooded basement. Next to one of the cells, journalistsContinue reading “Russia: Secret Underground Prison Reported Found Near St. Petersburg”

India reports more than 6,000 daily Covid deaths — highest ever in the world

India’s health ministry data showed 6,148 deaths were recorded over a 24-hour period, as daily reported cases remained below 100,000 for the third consecutive day. The fatalities rose after one of India’s poorest states, Bihar, revised its total Covid-19 related death toll on Wednesday from about 5,400 to more than 9,400, accounting for people whoContinue reading “India reports more than 6,000 daily Covid deaths — highest ever in the world”

India sets global record for daily coronavirus deaths

India on Wednesday reported more coronavirus deaths in a single day than any other country at any time during the pandemic, while infections continued to spread through vast rural areas with weak health systems. The Health Ministry reported a record 4,529 deaths in the past 24 hours, driving India’s confirmed fatalities to 283,248. It alsoContinue reading “India sets global record for daily coronavirus deaths”

Over 2,000 bodies found in Ganga river

New Delhi: The Union home ministry has revealed that nearly 2,000 bodies have been retrieved from the Ganga by various district administrations in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar in the last one week or so. Officials say that these bodies are most likely of Corona patients who died in remote villages along the Ganga. Since most of theContinue reading “Over 2,000 bodies found in Ganga river”

India COVID cases above 24 million as mutant spreads across globe

India records 4,000 deaths and 343,144 infections in last 24 hours amid reports that strain first detected in the country is spreading across the globe. The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India has climbed above 24 million amid reports on Friday that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreadingContinue reading “India COVID cases above 24 million as mutant spreads across globe”

India: Dozens of suspected Covid victims wash up on Ganges River banks

Locals believe bodies were dumped in river because cremation sites are overwhelmed Dozens of bodies believed to be Covid-19 victims have washed up on the banks of the Ganges River in northern India as the pandemic spreads into India’s vast rural hinterland, overwhelming local health facilities as well as crematoriums and cemeteries. Local official Ashok Kumar saidContinue reading “India: Dozens of suspected Covid victims wash up on Ganges River banks”

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