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Scores of dead bodies have been found floating down the Ganges River in eastern India as the country battles a ferocious surge in coronavirus infections. Authorities said Tuesday they haven’t yet determined the cause of death. Health officials working through the night Monday retrieved 71 bodies, officials in Bihar state said. Images on social media …

The publication branded the response by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government “inexcusable.” India is currently in the midst of the world’s worst Covid-19 outbreak. It reported 403,738 additional cases Sunday, marking the fourth consecutive day it has recorded more than 400,000 cases and bringing the country’s total reported infections to more than 22 million. More …

By Nick Pearson06 May 2021 23:20 The travel suspension for Australians coming home from India will end as planned on May 15, the Prime Minister has announced. “That biosecurity order is working as exactly as it was intended to, and that will remain in place with no change until the 15th of May,” Scott Morrison …

By Chanel Zagon05 May 2021 23:52 Australia’s High Commissioner to India and former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has described the harrowing scenes of India’s COVID-19 crisis as “pretty grim” as the country alarmingly clocks 290 new cases every minute. Speaking to Today from New Dehli, Mr Barry O’Farrell said it was relatively safe inside an …

NEW DELHI (AP) — COVID-19 infections and deaths are mounting with alarming speed in India with no end in sight to the crisis and a top expert warning that the coming weeks in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be “horrible.” India’s official count of coronavirus cases surpassed 20 million Tuesday, nearly doubling …

Mr Morrison said his priority was keeping Australia safe from a third outbreak. He said while the biosecurity act was still in effect, the threat of Australians being fined or jailed would remain in place. “I think the likelihood of anything like that occurring is pretty much zero,” Mr Morrison said. “This is a measure …

By Mark Saunokonoko 03:24 Hundreds of containers packed with Australian table grapes are now backing up at ports in China, in what may be the latest multi-million-dollar trade salvo fired across Canberra’s bows from Beijing. Jeff Scott, chief executive of peak body the Australian Table Grape Association, told 9News.com.au the “abnormal” and “unforeseen” delays at …

His country was on the brink of a humanitarian crisis. That day, India recorded more than 261,000 new coronavirus cases — more than many countries have seen during the entire pandemic. Others in Modi’s orbit have argued state governments are to blame for not imposing regional lockdowns and mismanaging their health care systems. Last weekend, …

Western Australia has halved the number of returned overseas travellers coming into the state this month as it grapples with its latest outbreak, but Premier Mark McGowan has flagged a more permanent reduction. Declining to reveal his discussions with the Prime Minister at National Cabinet on the quarantine situation, he said “clearly the Commonwealth knows …

India’s coronavirus death toll soared through 200,000 this morning with a wave of new cases swamping hospitals and sending desperate families off to scour the capital for oxygen and medicine. The vast south Asian nation of 1.3 billion is fighting a major surge of 360,000 new infections – a global daily record – and reported …