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Concern amid rising numbers - by 3,52,991 in 24 hrs

Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has described the situation in India is beyond heartbreaking.

NEW DELHI, Apr 27 (The CONNECT) - Discussing the COVID status across the globe, the WHO director general Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has described the situation in India is beyond heartbreaking.

It’s pleasing to see small declines in cases and deaths in several regions, but many countries are still experiencing intense transmission, and the situation in India is beyond heartbreaking, Dr Tedros said addressing a virtual global media conference late last night (IST).

“WHO is doing everything we can, providing critical equipment and supplies, including thousands of oxygen concentrators, prefabricated mobile field hospitals and laboratory supplies,” He said. The organisation has already redeployed more than 2,600 staff to support the response on the ground, providing support for surveillance, technical advice, and vaccination efforts. “Never before has the value of vaccination been so apparent,” he remarked.

Dr Tedros’ remarks assume significance in view of the fact that the second wave of COVID has been furious with its spread.  According to an official press communique, 3,52,991 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours up to 6 AM today, taking the total to 1,73,13,163. As many as 2,812 fresh deaths have been reported pushing the national cumulative figure to 1,95,123.

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