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  • Australia news live: new local Covid case in Sydney’s east; PM says India ban is lowering quarantine cases

    PM says case numbers in the Howard Springs quarantine facility are falling as Coalition faces increasing pressure to lift India travel ban. Follow latest updatesFull report: Coalition to hold talks with Indian-Australian community leaders as anger mounts over travel banGPs grapple with AstraZeneca shortfalls as pleas for more doses are rejectedAlmost two-thirds of Australians think Covid vaccine rollout is not going well, survey suggests 4.08am BST “I have a question about carpet design,...

    the Guardian
  • U.S. to restrict travel from India as COVID cases surge

    The Biden administration will restrict travel from India beginning May 4, the White House said Friday. "The policy will be implemented in light of extraordinarily high COVID-19 caseloads and multiple variants circulating in India," a statement said. The administration is acting on the advice of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. India on Friday set yet another one-day case record, as the country's army opened its hospitals in the latest effort to address a dire humanitarian crisis. ...

    www.marketwatch.com
  • India’s crematoriums overwhelmed as COVID-19 cases surge

    The unprecedented rush of bodies has forced the crematorium to skip individual ceremonies and exhaustive rituals that Hindus believe release the soul from the cycle of rebirth.

    Global News
  • As U.S. COVID-19 Cases Drop, India Experiences A Crisis

    India's count of COVID-19 cases has passed 20 million. Indian Americans are sounding the alarm that the surge demands global attention, and are raising money to help send supplies and aid to India.

    NPR.org