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India provides money so that people do not release Covid-19 bodies into the river

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India provides money so that people do not release Covid-19 bodies into the river 7

The world has recorded 163,148,693 cases of nCoV infection and 3,382,656 deaths, an increase of 739,258 and 16,937 respectively, while 141,451,768 people have recovered, according to real-time statistics site Worldometers.

India, the second largest epidemic area in the world, recorded an additional 310,822 cases and 4,090 deaths, bringing the total number of cases and deaths to 24,683,065 and 270,319 respectively.

Manoj Kumar Singh, a senior official of Uttar Pradesh state, northern India, home to 240 million people, admitted on May 15 that many bodies discovered in the Ganges River were Covid-19 victims.

`The government has information that the bodies of people who succumbed to Covid-19 or any other disease are being floated in the river instead of being disposed of with proper rituals,` Singh said in a letter to district leaders.

Uttar Pradesh was hit hard by India’s second Covid-19 outbreak.

Singh said that lack of funds to buy cremation materials, religious beliefs in some communities, and families abandoning Covid-19 victims out of fear of the disease are possible reasons for the increase in deaths.

Images of bodies floating in the Ganges River, considered sacred in Hinduism, shocked the whole country.

A man wearing protective gear touches the body of a relative who died of Covid-19 before cremation on the banks of the Ganges River in Uttar Pradesh state, India, on May 6.

The United States, the largest epidemic region in the world, recorded 33,695,280 cases of infection and 599,839 deaths, an increase of 25,006 and 488 respectively. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on May 13 announced the lifting of the requirement to wear masks.

Collected data shows the extremely high effectiveness of Covid-19 vaccines licensed in the US, not only preventing symptomatic but also asymptomatic infection and transmission.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the Pfizer vaccine for children ages 12 to 15, expected to boost vaccination momentum that has slowed somewhat in recent weeks.

Despite concerns about the nCoV variant originating in India, the UK continues to promote plans to relax restrictions.

British Deputy Health Minister Edward Argar said the government is acting `calmly` and `calmly` to respond to the variant from India when social distancing measures are further relaxed early next week.

French officials said the country is on track to reach its goal of vaccinating 30 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine by June 15.

`I am reasonably optimistic,` Prime Minister Jean Castex told the press while visiting the vaccination site at the Porte de Versailles conference center in Paris.

From May 19, museums, theaters, cinemas and concert halls will reopen with limited capacity after 6 weeks of closure and the nationwide curfew will be postponed from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Cafes and restaurants can serve indoors on June 9 and the curfew will be completely lifted on June 30 if infection rates continue to decline.

Trinidad and Tobago, a two-island country in the Caribbean, had to declare a state of emergency to deal with increasing infections and deaths from Covid-19.

Health officials say the domestic surge comes from a highly infectious virus variant from Brazil.

In China, officials decided to cancel the 2021 spring climbing festival from the Tibetan side of Mount Everest due to concerns about the risk of spreading Covid-19 from climbers on the Nepal side.

Nepal’s opening to climbing tourists is said to have caused an outbreak when dozens of climbers reported testing positive for nCoV.

The island of Taiwan also tightened quarantine measures when cases spiked.

Taiwanese authorities also required people to wear masks when going out for the first time.

Health chief Chen Shih-chung said the `level of risk` in some hotspots prompted authorities to decide to raise the alert level, adding that people should avoid travel between Taipei and the rest of the country.

In Southeast Asia, Malaysia recorded a record increase in Covid-19 cases with 44 confirmed cases.

Malaysia is currently the third largest epidemic area in the region, after Indonesia and the Philippines, with 466,330 cases and 1,866 deaths.

A senior Thai official said the country planned to allow restaurants to continue serving meals in the capital Bangkok, but opening hours and the number of diners will be limited due to the current wave.

Since April, Thailand has faced its deadliest outbreak.

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