With half the children under five in India being malnourished, the present Covid-19 crisis could further impact child nutrition and service delivery across the country that is in the grip of a ferocious second wave, said the UN Children's Fund UNICEF.
As many hospitals grapple with an acute shortage of oxygen and beds while morgues and crematoriums overflow, experts have said India's actual figures could be far higher than reported.
The UAE Ministry of Health revealed the number of coronavirus cases in the country, urging residents to follow all the precautionary measures issued by the authorities in the country.
In Britain, where the rapid progression of the Delta variant has forced the government to delay its full reopening, thousands of anti-lockdown protesters meanwhile took to the streets of London to voice their frustration.
Covid variants should be named after letters of the Greek alphabet to avoid "stigmatising" the countries which first reported them.
With hospitals overflowing, the health system overwhelmed in the cities and a shortage of vaccines, experts have warned India could face a third wave of infections in coming months.
Brothers Murthaza Junaid and Muteeb Zoheb, both well-known motorcycle racers and entrepreneurs, are now volunteering as ambulance drivers in Bengaluru, responding to hundreds of calls every week.
It looks like that COVID-19 has not really run its course as it has mutated nearly four times with the fourth one, the Delta variant taking further shape as Delta plus, and creating concern whether the handful of vaccines that had been developed in less than a year’s time can handle the mutations.
The Ministry stressed in a statement that its aim to continue expanding the scope of testing nationwide to facilitate the early detection of coronavirus cases and carry out the necessary treatment.