Tragic COVID-19 situation in India should raise alarm bells for all of us: UNICEF

   By Prabhjot kaur ,  07-May-2021
Tragic COVID-19 situation in India should raise alarm bells for all of us: UNICEF

United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) has sent additional critical lifesaving supplies to India, including 2 million face shields and 200,000 surgical masks.

The tragic" COVID-19 situation in India should raise the alarm bells for all of us and there will be reverberations across the region and the world in terms of virus-related deaths, virus mutations and supply delays unless the world steps up and helps the country now, the head of the UN children's agency has said.

United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) has sent additional critical lifesaving supplies to India, including 2 million face shields and 200,000 surgical masks.

The tragic situation in India should raise alarm bells for all of us, UNICEF Executive Director Henrietta Fore said on Tuesday.

Unless the world steps up and helps India now, there will be reverberations across the region and the world in terms of virus-related deaths, virus mutations, and supply delays."

India is in the midst of a raging second wave of COVID-19 and is recording over 300,000 daily coronavirus infections and over 3,000 deaths.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), India has a total of 20.6 million confirmed COVID-19 cases and over 226,000 deaths.

Countries across the South Asia region are witnessing rises in infections, with India accounting for over 90 percent of both cases and deaths in the region, according to the World Health Organisation.






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