India crosses 4 Lakh coronavirus cases; countries announce travel ban and penalties

India reports over 4 Lakh coronavirus cases; countries put a travel ban
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In a fresh update, India Saturday reported over 4,00,000 fresh coronavirus cases. This is for the first time when the tally has crossed the 4 lakh mark.

The figures come as per the Union health ministry’s data. Now India’s Covid-19 tally has risen to 19,164,969. India saw 3,523 deaths Friday.

A second wave of coronavirus infections is ravaging the country. Furthermore, hospital beds are full. There is a shortfall of medical supplies like oxygen.

The Australian government has also imposed a ban on its citizens from returning home. Especially if they have spent time in India up to 14 days before flying back.

The Australian government now threatens to prosecute them with possibility of five years of jail term or a penalty of 66,000 dollars.

Over 10 countries including Italy, Germany, and Singapore have put new bans on flights to and from India. The decision comes in the wake of a deadly second wave in the country.

Moreover, the government has opened vaccination for all above 18 years from May 1.

Several countries of the world have also come forward to help India. US Friday sent the Covid-19 emergency aid supplies to India.

France will provide India with substantial medical aid. The German armed forces will provide oxygen generators to India, while it will also send smaller units from the German private sector.

The UK will also send nine airline container loads of supplies, including 495 oxygen concentrators, 20 non-invasive ventilators, and 20 manual ventilators.

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