Coronavirus: India reaches milestone of one million cases reported

Coronavirus: l’Inde franchit le cap du million de cas déclarés

India has reached on Friday, the cap of the one million reported cases of the disease COVID-19, local authorities are increasing restrictions health and reconfinements to contain the spread of the epidemic of coronavirus.

The third nation in the world in number of infections identified, after the United States and Brazil, the asian giant had Friday 25 602 dead for 1 003 832 confirmed cases since the beginning of the pandemic, according to official figures published in the morning by the ministry of Health.

The second most populated nation on the planet has recorded nearly 35 000 cases and 700 deaths attributed to the virus in the past 24 hours, according to the official report.

The number of deaths from COVID-19 in India remains relatively low compared to the countries most affected, with 18 deaths per million inhabitants compared to 417 in the United States, the nation’s most bereaved by the pandemic, according to calculations of the AFP from official data.

At the initiative of the regional governments, the reconfinements and restrictions to combat the disease COVID-19 conducted in recent weeks around the country of 1.3 billion people.

The 125 million inhabitants of the poor State of Bihar (north) are reconfinés Thursday at midnight, a day after the 13 million inhabitants of the metropolitan city of Bangalore (south) have done the same.

The government of Prime minister Narendra Modi had imposed a containment brutal end of march, lifted it at the beginning of June, despite the rise in the number of cases, to try to revive an economy on its knees. Many restrictions remain in place.

South Asia is on its way to become the next epicentre of the pandemic coronavirus, was alarmed this week by the international Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent societies (IFRC).

“While the world’s attention is turned to the ongoing crisis in the United States and in South America, a human tragedy similar emerging rapidly in South Asia”, said in a press release, John Fleming, regional coordinator of the IFRC.

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