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India’s appeal to foreign aid has been granted with multiple nations sending help

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India’s appeal to receive foreign aid has been granted, as multiple nations are sending help to deal with its dire Covid-19 situation, which has seen over 2,800 deaths from yesterday alone. As infections and death rates are exploding, emergency medical supplies arrived today from abroad with the first shipmen arriving from the UK. Ventilators and oxygen concentrators were delivered as critics of the Indian government say people are succumbing to the virus because of the inability to received the most basic medical services.

India’s new Covid infections remained above 300,000 for a sixth consecutive day on Tuesday, while its armed forces pledged urgent medical aid to help battle the staggering spike in infections. Apart from the 2,800 deaths recorded yesterday, the nation saw 323, 144 new infections, with overwhelmed hospitals continuing to turn away patients due to a shortage of beds and oxygen supplies.

The notion that India is literally running out of oxygen is quite accurate, as the bulk of foreign aid promised is of oxygen containers and respirators.

The US is sending up to 60 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine abroad, with India appearing to be a top contender to receive the aid. US President Joe Biden seemed to make the call after speaking with PM Narendra Modi, whose government is being criticised heavily for allowing mass gatherings to continue.

“India was there for us, and we will be there for them.”

Germany and Canada have also promised to send aid, with France also saying it will send 8 oxygen production units as well as oxygen containers and respirators.

The World Health Organisation chief, Tedros Adhan om Ghebreyesus, has described India’s situation as “beyond heartbreaking” and says the organisation is doing everything it can to provide much-needed equipment and supplies.

Meanwhile, Thailand, Singapore, Bangladesh and Britain, are trying to curb travel from India to prevent more virulent virus variants from entering their borders. Just today, authorities in Thailand are set to discuss whether to allow those from high-risk countries to enter the Kingdom under a mandatory quarantine period of 21 days.

SOURCE: Bangkok Post

 

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    Albert

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 4:00 pm

    Why to send help to a nation that recently joint the race to arrive to the Moon ???

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 5:20 pm

    Oh look the Thais want to let high risk people in if they pay for 21 days quarantine.
    Is it not so that 14 days quarantine is enough for a person to show signs of covid 19 infection?
    so why this new 21 days quarantine? Unneeded, and unjust.
    But when did that ever prevent Thais from inventing reasons for foreigners to pay?

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    Jason

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 6:59 pm

    Australia too is sending PPE equipment and ventilators and oxygen as fast as it can to help India. We close our borders…but we send help…as much as we can! Just as we sent expert help to Thailand when the young boys were trapped in the caves.

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    Toby Andrews

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 7:53 pm

    True enough why should the UK give aid to India who have a moon shot? As Albert revealed.
    Well it does keep our friendship with India intact, which might help us one day, and some of this aid will be skimmed, and therefore it is a bribe given to Indian politicians, which will help with commerce in the future. They will hope to skim more aid.
    It is the way of the world, especially in the East.
    I fail to detect where: “Indian was there for us and we will be there for them,” which was stated by President Biden.
    I read in Wikipedia that the India relationship has soured to the Biden administration through some embargo by Biden.

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    Mister Stretch

    Tuesday, April 27, 2021 at 9:31 pm

    What a terribly written headline: India’s appeal to foreign aid has been granted with multiple nations sending help

    India’s appeal for foreign aid has been answered with multiple nations sending help.

    The original is jarring and incorrect.

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    sam

    Wednesday, April 28, 2021 at 9:41 pm

    India should ban its people from travelling abroad,as many countries are facing increasing numbers of imported cases coming from India.

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3 organisers of Phuket’s Kolour superspreader event charged

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FILE PHOTO: 3 managers involved in the Kolour superspreader event have been charged.

As Thailand still wrestles to control the third wave of Covid-19, much of which stems from entertainment venues in Bangkok and a massive party in Phuket, Patong police announced that the managers of the Phuket venues that hosted the Kolour superspreader event will be charged under the Emergency Decree. The case report was filed with the public prosecutor yesterday according to the Patong police chief, confirming that 3 people will be prosecuted for the event.

The Kolour Beachside Festival was held April 2 and 3 with events at Café Del Mar Phuket in Kamala, and Shelter Phuket Dance and Night Club and Illuzion Nightclub, both in Patong. Before the festival, Phuket had gone more than a hundred days without any new Covid-19 infections, but by April 7 the Phuket provincial Public Health office announced 8 new infections, half of which had been at the Kolour parties. In the following weeks, officials plead for attendees to be tested as infections spread.

Charges were delayed in being filed to the Phuket Public Prosecutor’s office as a special investigation committee was ordered to be created to oversee the investigation at the request of Region 8’s Police Commander. That committee brought together officials from various law enforcement in the area including the Patong Police, Kamala Police, Phuket Provincial Police, and the Region 8 Police to investigate the Kolour event before anyone was charged.

The manager of Café Del Mar, along with the managing director and the manager of Shelter and Illuzion, which are under the same management team, will be charged for the Kolour festival violating Thailand’s Emergency Decree that was declared to help protect the country from Covid-19 outbreaks. A breach of the Emergency Decree can be held liable for up to 40,000 Baht and 2 years in jail under Section 9 of the Decree.

The latter 2 are also facing charges of operating an unlicensed entertainment venue. This carries the possibility of another year in prison and a fine of up to 60,000 baht, in accordance with Thai Law under Section 26 of the Entertainment Place Act.

SOURCE: The Phuket News

 

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Covid-19 patients with high blood pressure at high risk of death -CCSA

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Covid-19 patients with high blood pressure have the highest risk of death followed by patients infected with the coronavirus who underlying conditions of diabetes or high cholesterol, according to data from Thailand’s Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration.

Since the start of the pandemic last year, the CCSA has reported 486 coronavirus-related deaths. Out of those fatalities, 392 were reported after April 1. Using data from the recent wave of infections, the CCSA found that those infected with Covid-19 who also have high blood pressure are at the most at risk of death, followed by those who are diabetic and those who have high cholesterol.

Others who are at risk of severe infection or death if infected with Covid-19 include those with chronic kidney disease, heart disease, obesity or lung disease.

Most of the deaths since April 1 have been in Bangkok, making up 46% of the death count in the recent wave, followed and provinces just outside the capital. Most patients who died while infected with Covid-19 have been over 60 years old with underlying health conditions. Several young adults, in their 20s and 30s, who died while infected with Covid-19, had underlying conditions of diabetes and obesity.

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Human Right Watch calls for Thailand to immediately act on Covid-19 outbreaks at prisons

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In response to the recent Covid-19 outbreaks in Thailand prisons, the Human Rights Watch issued a statement saying Thai authorities need to take immediate steps to tackle overcrowding in prisons and release inmates that do not pose a serious risk to the public. The organisation also notes that under international human rights law, the government must provide equal and accessible health care to the inmates, adding that Thailand must act quickly to ensure the infected prisoners are properly treated.

Yesterday, Thailand’s Department of Corrections reported 2,835 inmates at 2 Bangkok prisons tested positive for Covid-19, adding to the hundreds of cases at prisons in Chiang Mai and in the southern province Narathiwat by the Malaysia border. Out of the new cases, 1,795 at Bangkok Remand Prison, making up more than half the prison population. The other 1,040 infections are inmates at the Central Women’s Correctional Institution.

HRW says those held in Thailand’s overcrowded prisons are at “grave risk” of Covid-19. After the outbreak in Narathiwat in early April, prison visits were suspended to prevent the spread of Covid-19. HRW Asia director Brad Adams says authorities had been warned about the situation.

“Many people warned the Thai authorities that they needed to act proactively to avoid such a situation, but it seems they got caught sleeping at the switch.”

Under international law, the Thai government is obligated to provide adequate healthcare to prisoners, especially during the Covid-19 pandemic, Brad says. He adds that to prevent the spread of Covid-19, some prisoners should be released to reduce overcrowding and congestion.

“Besides providing health care and virus testing, the authorities should reduce the detainee population through the supervised release of those held on politically motivated charges or for minor offences, or who face greater risk from underlying health conditions.”

HRW says Thailand should take immediate steps to tackle the longstanding problem of overcrowding in prisons and consider the supervised release of inmates who at a high risk of severe infection if they were to contract Covid-19. Those charged with minor offences or who are in pre-trial detention for minor, nonviolent crimes should also be considered for release, HRW says.

SOURCE: HRW

 

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