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As Covid sweeps India, experts say cases and deaths are going unreported

As Covid sweeps India, experts say cases and deaths are going unreported

(CNN)India, home to the world's , has reported more than 17.6 million cases since the pandemic began last year.But the real number, experts fear, could be up to 30 times higher -- meaning more than half a billion cases.Health workers and scientists in India have long warned that Covid-19 infections and related deaths are significantly underreported for several reasons, including poor infrastructure, human error, and low testing levels.Some things have changed since then -- testing has greatly increased in the wake of the first wave, for instance. But still, the true extent of is likely much...

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India's second Covid wave hits like a 'tsunami' as hospitals buckle under weight

India's second Covid wave hits like a 'tsunami' as hospitals buckle under weight

New Delhi (CNN)Healthcare and other essential services across India are close to collapse as a second coronavirus wave that started tears through the country with devastating speed.Graveyards are running out of space, hospitals are turning away patients, and desperate families are pleading for help on social media for beds and medicine.India reported 295,041 cases of coronavirus and 2,023 deaths Wednesday, its highest rise in cases and highest death increase recorded in a single day since the beginning of the pandemic, according to a CNN tally of figures from the Indian Ministry of...

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Jessie Yeung
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The world's biggest vaccine producer is running out of Covid-19 vaccines

The world's biggest vaccine producer is running out of Covid-19 vaccines

(CNN)In India, the world's biggest vaccine producer, millions of people are waiting for vaccines amid a devastating second wave of infections.India typically produces more than 60% of all vaccines sold globally, and is home to the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine maker. Its vast manufacturing capability is why the country signed on as a major player in COVAX, the that provides discounted or free doses for lower-income countries. Under the initial agreement , SII would manufacture up to 200 million doses for up to 92 countries.But the situation in India is markedly...

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The world's biggest vaccine producer is running out of Covid-19 vaccines

The world's biggest vaccine producer is running out of Covid-19 vaccines

(CNN)In India, the world's biggest vaccine producer, millions of people are waiting for vaccines amid a devastating second wave of infections.India typically produces more than 60% of all vaccines sold globally, and is home to the Serum Institute of India (SII), the world's largest vaccine maker. Its vast manufacturing capability is why the country signed on as a major player in COVAX, the that provides discounted or free doses for lower-income countries. Under the initial agreement , SII would manufacture up to 200 million doses for up to 92 countries.But the situation in India is markedly...

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Japan records earliest cherry blossom bloom in 1,200 years, as climate crisis intensifies

Japan records earliest cherry blossom bloom in 1,200 years, as climate crisis intensifies

(CNN)Think of Japan in the spring, and the image that comes to mind is likely the country's famous cherry blossoms, also known as "sakura" -- white and pink flowers, bursting across cities and mountains, petals covering the ground.The flowers, which experience a "peak bloom" that only lasts a few days, have been revered in Japan for more than a thousand years. Crowds celebrate with viewing parties, flocking to the most popular locations to take photos and have picnics underneath the branches.But this year, cherry blossom season has come and gone in the blink of an eye, in one of the...

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Passenger train carrying 490 derails in Taiwan, killing at least 50 and injuring dozens

Passenger train carrying 490 derails in Taiwan, killing at least 50 and injuring dozens

A busy passenger train carrying 490 people has derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, killing at least 50 and injuring dozens more, authorities said.The eight car train, traveling to Taitung, came off the rails in a tunnel just north of Hualien Friday morning, causing several carriages to hit the wall of the tunnel, the government-run Central News Agency (CNA) reported, citing the fire department. The train driver was among the dead, the fire department told the government's executive office, and at least 69 survivors were being treated in several hospitals in the surrounding Hualien...

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Smog blankets Nepal as hundreds of wildfires rage nationwide

Smog blankets Nepal as hundreds of wildfires rage nationwide

(CNN)Hundreds of wildfires are burning across Nepal, sending smoke and ash across its cities during one of the worst fire seasons in recent years.Nepal's dry season, which runs from late fall to early summer, typically peaks with the most severe fires in March and April. Since November, 73 of Nepal's 77 districts have reported forest fires -- the highest level on record in the past five fire seasons, according to CNN Weather.The country has recorded up to 2,087 forest fires nationwide since November 15, 2020, according to the Nepalese Forest Fire Management. And as of March 25, there were...

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Jessie Yeung
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Ever Given ship freed in the Suez Canal, authority confirms

Ever Given ship freed in the Suez Canal, authority confirms

Cairo, Egypt (CNN)The has been dislodged and is now floating, after blocking the Suez Canal for almost a week, authorities said Monday. Tug boats had spent several hours on Monday working to free the bow of the massive vessel after dislodging the stern earlier in the day. Marine traffic websites showed images of the ship away from the banks of the Suez Canal for the first time in seven days following an around-the-clock international effort to reopen the global shipping lane.The successful refloating was met with triumph and relief. "We pulled it off!" Boskalis, a salvage company which...

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Ever Given ship partially freed in the Suez Canal, authority confirms

Ever Given ship partially freed in the Suez Canal, authority confirms

Cairo, Egypt (CNN)The has been partially refloated after being stranded in the Suez Canal for almost a week, authorities say, following an around-the-clock international effort to dislodge the massive vessel and reopen the global shipping lane. However, it may take some time to free it fully."The container ship began to float successfully after responding to the pulling maneuvers," said Osama Rabie, head of the Suez Canal Authority (SCA), in a phone interview with state TV. "Once the ship is withdrawn, we will resume navigation directly, and we will take it to the Bitter Lakes."Crews plan...

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As Covid sweeps India, experts say cases and deaths are going unreported

As Covid sweeps India, experts say cases and deaths are going unreported

(CNN)India, home to the world's , has reported more than 17.6 million cases since the pandemic began last year.But the real number, experts fear, could be up to 30 times higher -- meaning more than half a billion cases.Health workers and scientists in India have long warned that Covid-19 infections and related deaths are significantly underreported for several reasons, including poor infrastructure, human error, and low testing levels.Some things have changed since then -- testing has greatly increased in the wake of the first wave, for instance. But still, the true extent of is likely much...

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Jessie Yeung
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