Already the second special plane of the Russian Emergencies Ministry, with medical assistance for India, which has become the epicenter of the pandemic in recent days, landed at the New Delhi airport, RIA Novosti reports.
The arrival of the special flight was preceded by a conversation between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. They discussed the current situation with the coronavirus and the registration of Sputnik V, the Russian vaccine against COVID-19, which took place in India. Modi thanked the Russian President for his willingness to help in the current difficult situation with the second wave of the pandemic. Russian specialists have delivered medicines to the Indian capital that are used in the treatment of coronavirus.
For a week now, India has been putting world tragic records by the number of new cases. Over the past day, 3,293 people have died from COVID-19 in the country, the total death rate exceeded 200,000 (201,187). Today, 3 million people are sick. The country’s hospitals are overcrowded, people are dying right on the streets, under the gates of hospitals. Patients are evacuated due to lack of oxygen, and the deceased are massively cremated. Due to the huge number of the dead, the crematorium furnaces began to melt. In the western Indian state of Gujarat, the metal parts of gas and wood-burning stoves have been deformed due to the continuous burning of bodies.
According to special forecasting models, used by scientists at the University of Washington, the daily death toll will remain optimal until mid-May. The number of deaths is projected to exceed 13,000 per day, four times the current daily forecast.
Meanwhile, the country is actively continuing vaccination against the coronavirus. According to the Ministry of Health, 145,271,186 doses of the vaccine have already been used in the country. According to the resource Ourworldindata.org, India has the third highest vaccination rate in the world after the United States and China. The country’s population is about 1.4 billion people. However, the pandemic is not going to give up. Published today, April 29, the data of the Federal Ministry of Health is shocking: over the past day, a new world anti-record has been set in India: 379,257 new cases of SARS-CoV-2, 3645 deaths.