Live Coronavirus News Updates: India reported another dismal world record on Sunday with 349,691 new infections daily in the past 24 hours. In addition, 2,767 people were killed in a single day.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the Baat nation on his monthly radio Mann Ki. The speech, which took place in the context of a brutal second wave of coronavirus infections in India that weighed on the country’s health system, appealed to people not to fall victim to misinformation about Covid-19. In the meantime, the US has secured more supplies and assistance to India and has expressed concern about the situation here.
Meanwhile, the ongoing lockdown in Delhi has been extended for another week and the state capital continues to have a high positivity rate. Amid a worsening health crisis, the center decided on Saturday to immediately waive tariffs and health tax on imports of oxygen and oxygen-related devices for three months. The decision was made during a high-level meeting chaired by Prime Minister Modi.