Covid live: Indian PM Narendra Modi says ‘storm’ of coronavirus infections has shaken country

Posted by on April 25, 2021 4:17 am
Categories: Global Stories

Latest updates: Modi urges all citizens to take vaccines and exercise caution after India suffers a fourth straight day of record coronavirus cases

9.17am BST

Russia reported 8,780 new coronavirus cases today, including 2,526 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 4,762,569 since the start of the pandemic, Reuters reports.

The coronavirus crisis centre said 332 more deaths of coronavirus patients had been confirmed in the past 24 hours, taking the national death toll to 108,232.

8.59am BST

India’s number of cases surged by 349,691 in the past 24 hours.

Its crematoriums and burial grounds are being overwhelmed by the devastating new surge of infections, AP reports:

Burial grounds in the Indian capital New Delhi are running out of space and bright, glowing funeral pyres light up the night sky in other badly hit cities.

In central Bhopal city, some crematoriums have increased their capacity from dozens of pyres to more than 50. Yet, officials say, there are still hours-long waits.

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