Coronavirus LIVE: Tamil Nadu adds record 20,768 new Covid infections
The country has recorded 3,689 deaths from the disease to bring the total number of deaths to 215,542, according to the Union Health Ministry. The country’s total number of cases stands at 195,57,457.
The spike in infections has overwhelmed hospitals, mortuaries and crematoriums and left families scrambling for scarce medicine and oxygen. New Delhi extended its lockdown and a fire killed 16 patients and two nurses in a Covid-19 ward at a hospital in Gujrat’s Bharuch after midnight Friday.
Adar Poonawalla, managing director of the Serum Institute, said he and his family went to London because he was under the control of powerful people in India demanding supplies of Covishield, the vaccine his Pune-based company is producing under license. of Oxford / AstraZeneca.