India’s Covid crisis intensifies, but could more have been done to prevent it? – BBC Newsnight

As India’s coronavirus crisis continues to surge, patients are dying without oxygen as hospitals buckle under the pressure as the crisis continues to intensify. Please subscribe HERE

International efforts are under way to help India as the country suffers critical oxygen shortages amid a devastating surge in Covid cases.

The UK has begun sending ventilators and oxygen concentrator devices. EU members are also due to send aid.

The US is lifting a ban on sending raw materials abroad, enabling India to make more of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

India’s capital Delhi has extended its lockdown as overcrowded hospitals continue to turn patients away.

The government has approved plans for more than 500 oxygen generation plants across the country to boost supplies.

Meanwhile neighbouring Bangladesh has announced that it will close its border with India from Monday to prevent the spread of the virus.

The BBC’s Aleem Maqbool reports.

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3 thoughts on “India’s Covid crisis intensifies, but could more have been done to prevent it? – BBC Newsnight

  1. Rick Phillips says:

    Truth is there government were more worried about getting re elected than the people they should be looking after ! Covid is real and you are sadly finding out the most horrendous way ! People in the UK still think its a government scam !

  2. Shaikh Ahmed says:

    Modi was projected as Hindu saviour and “Hindu tiger” who can keep Muslims under check and Congress had been appeasing Muslims (which is a big lie). Majority of Hindus voted for the sole reason that Modi will harass Muslims and they can enjoy the show. But the opposite is happening now. Modi has become killer of Hindus. Even though Muslims too are dying but they arent as high as Hindus which is evident from the cremations happening on streets and parking lots. The desperation to keep “Muslims under control” has made whole India go out of control.

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