Coronavirus : india becomes the third country in the most contaminated in the world - The Point

in Spite of the containment measures taken in most countries of the world during long weeks, the pandemic of sars coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the wo

Coronavirus : india becomes the third country in the most contaminated in the world - The Point

in Spite of the containment measures taken in most countries of the world during long weeks, the pandemic of sars coronavirus continues to wreak havoc in the world. While the pandemic continues to accelerate on the american continent, in India, things do not work little. Worse, according to the announcements made by the indian ministry of Health, Monday, July 6, the country has now 697 358 cases of Covid-19, since the beginning of the epidemic. Result : India is now the third of the most affected country in the world in number of infections.

The ministry says that approximately 24 000 cases have been confirmed positive in the past 24 hours, for a total of 19 963 deaths. Only the United States and Brazil counts now more cases reported than India, which goes to Russia. The human toll is, however, much lower for the second most populated country of the planet. The experts believe that the peak of the epidemic will not be achieved until several weeks into the countries of South Asia. The spread of the virus is particularly virulent in the major indian cities of Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai.

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A center of isolation and immense measures of reconfinement

To cope with the influx of patients, the indian capital has opened up a huge centre of isolation of a capacity of 10 000 beds, some cardboard, in a hall usually dedicated to religious gatherings, and commandeered the hotels and reception halls. Other cities have ordered measures of reconfinement. Despite the green light from national authorities, the leaders of Agra (North) decided this weekend to maintain closed the famous Taj Mahal, forbidden to visitors since mid-march, for reasons of safety and hygiene.

Updated Date: 06 July 2020, 03:33

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