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Scores more bodies of suspected Covid victims found in Indian rivers

At least 90 more corpses wash up in Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh as virus continues spreading into poor rural areas Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage At least 90 more bodies of suspected Covid-19 victims have washed up in rivers in India, as the virus continues to spread into poor […]

US millionaire CEOs saw 29% pay raise while workers’ pay decreased – report

Workers saw 2% decrease as companies gave leaders bonuses and forgiving performance benchmarks amid pandemic The millionaire CEOs of some of the American companies with the lowest-paid workers saw an average pay raise of 29% in 2020 while their workers saw a 2% decrease, according to a report released Tuesday. The Institute for Policy Studies […]

Republican says party leader dismissed his warnings of 6 January violence – live

Adam Kinzinger compares trajectory of the GOP to sinking of the Titanic Biden to speak on economy as McConnell signals shift on infrastructure US bans sex discrimination against LGBT people in healthcare Trump’s grip over Republicans hardens Sign up to receive First Thing – our daily briefing by email 6.33pm BST Jen Psaki said Joe […]

Google begins surfacing vaccine centers, hospital beds, oxygen info in India

Google, which reaches more than half a billion people in India, is turning its services into tools to help the world’s second largest internet market fight the pandemic. Google said on Monday it has rolled out a range of updates to its Search, Maps, YouTube, and Google Pay services in India to display and boost […]

US ‘turning the corner’ on pandemic but pressure grows to help other nations

Daily new cases plummet in US with advent of vaccines while they rise at alarming rates in south Asia, with India bearing the brunt The US is approaching a turning point where Covid vaccinations are sharply reducing infection and hospitalization rates, key figures in the fight against the disease said on Sunday, though the Biden […]

States turning down Covid-19 vaccine doses as US demand declines

Reduced demand comes as Joe Biden has announced a plan to vaccinate 70% of US adults by the Fourth of July Declining demand for Covid-19 vaccines in the US is causing states across the country to refuse their full allocations of doses from the federal government, despite concerted efforts to raise national take-up rates. Reduced […]

India records almost 4,200 Covid deaths in a day

County reports more than 400,000 new infections but experts suspect figures are gross underestimate Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage Covid-19 deaths surged past 4,000 for the first time in India on Saturday in one of the world’s worst outbreaks. India reported a national record of 4,187 new deaths on Saturday. Continue […]

Covid rips through rural India’s threadbare healthcare system

The pandemic overwhelming the big cities is reaching areas of Bihar where there is one doctor for 40,000 people In the small rural village of Kathail, in the east of India’s poorest state, Bihar, access to healthcare has always been scarce. But when 34-year-old Umakant Singh fell sick with a cough and fever last week, […]

Walmart’s Flipkart to cover insurance for all sellers in India and waive additional fees

Walmart-owned Flipkart is exempting storage and cancellation fees for sellers on its marketplace and also providing them with insurance coverage as the top e-commerce platform in India looks to maintain cordial relationships with more than 300,000 sellers who are facing severe disruption amid an unprecedented rise in the spread of coronavirus infections in the South […]

Facebook rolls out vaccine finder tool in India, donates $10 million

Facebook has announced a $10 million grant to support emergency response efforts in India and has rolled out its Vaccine Finder tool in the country as the South Asian nation grapples with the latest wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The American social network said that it has partnered with a number of organizations including United […]