Corona … Anger in India with the worsening crisis and a complete lockdown in Turkey and a record number of deaths in Iran


Corona virus caused the death of 3 million and 110 thousand people in the world, and the United States comes on the top of the list of deaths, then Brazil, Mexico and India.

India is witnessing a state of public anger, with pictures of queues in front of hospitals and mass crematoriums circulating for victims of the Corona virus, and Turkey announced a complete closure, while the number of deaths exceeded the threshold of 70,000 in Iran, with a record toll.

The injuries in India during the last twenty-four hours amounted to about 353 thousand injuries, in addition to 2812 deaths, as hospitals were filled with patients and were unable to receive more, which prompted the United States and European countries to announce yesterday that they will send urgent aid.

The Director of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, said in a press conference that the situation in India is “sad,” stressing that the organization is doing everything in its power to help, as it has sent thousands of oxygen bottles, mobile hospitals and laboratory equipment, and has also deployed more than 2,600 health workers in the country.

Tweeters on social media posted videos of long queues in front of hospitals in New Delhi, as their owners waited for an opportunity to fill in oxygen cylinders.

Activists on social media also broadcast videos of the mass crematoria, expressing their anger at the government’s handling of the Corona crisis.

Many protested on Twitter after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called in a tweet to vote in the West Bengal elections, while respecting the rules of divergence, which was considered by tweets as an understatement of the lives of the victims and the health crisis.

Under the hashtag NoVoteTo_EvilModi, Tweeters called for not voting for Modi in any future elections, and also criticized the media silence and the “fear” of celebrities and influencers from criticizing the government, especially after the government directed the Twitter administration to delete any interactions against it.

Turkey and Iran

On the other hand, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan imposed today a nationwide “complete closure” until May 17, including school closures and inter-city travel restrictions, with the manufacturing and food sectors exempt from the restrictions.

Erdogan added that the number of daily injuries should drop to less than five thousand by the end of the month of Ramadan, after it fell sharply to below 39 thousand on Sunday, down from the peak of 63 thousand ten days ago.

In Iran, the authorities reported the death of 496 people in the past 24 hours, which is the highest death toll since the start of the epidemic, which raises the total deaths to 70,70 people, out of the total number of infections of two million 417,230 people in the Middle East countries most affected by the epidemic. .

A number of officials in Iran, including Health Minister Saeed Namaki, have previously acknowledged that the official figures remain below the actual numbers.

Iran is facing a fourth wave of an epidemic outbreak that appears to be the strongest so far, and it began to spread from late March, following the revival of Nowruz.

More than 300 cities are classified at the “red” level, which is the highest in the level of the approved classifications in Iran, and leads to the closure of all stores and commercial establishments classified as “non-essential”.

Miscellaneous news

In Thailand, a picture spread of Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha attending a meeting without a mask. Bangkok Governor Aswin Kwanmuang announced that the prime minister had been fined 6,000 baht ($ 190), adding that the latter had agreed to pay.

The country recorded about 2048 new infections today, a day after the highest death toll in one day in the epidemic was recorded, amounting to 11 people, as the authorities imposed new restrictions today and closed cinemas, swimming pools and stadiums, after a week of closing schools and bars.

On the other hand, the San Fermin celebrations in northern Spain, which usually attract tourists to watch bull shows, have been canceled for the second year in a row due to the epidemic.

And after 3 weeks of closing all schools in France, kindergartens and primary schools reopened.

Bars, restaurants and cinemas have partly opened in Italy, while Prime Minister Mario Draghi is presenting in Parliament his plan to revive the economy with European Union funding of 191 billion euros.

And the President of the European Commission, Ursula von der Leyen, announced that in the coming months, the Union will allow tourists from the United States to travel to his country, provided they receive vaccinations.

The European Union launched legal action against the pharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca, due to its inability to deliver the agreed doses of the vaccine.

The Corona virus has caused the death of 3 million and 110 thousand people in the world, and the United States comes at the top of the list of deaths, then Brazil, Mexico and India.

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