Nepal is seeing its coronavirus cases soar amid fears that it could soon face a crisis on par with neighbouring India . The impoverished Himalayan nation reported 8,659 cases on Wednesday along with 58 deaths - both record totals, though they are almost certainly under-estimates. It means Nepal now has around 230 cases per million people, just shy of India's current infection rate of 280 cases per person. Nepal is reporting a record number of Covid cases and deaths amid fears the scenes playing out in neighbouring India could soon be repeated here Covid variants driving India's case-surge have almost certainly crossed the more-than 700 mile border, as Nepal's deaths also hit record levels (pictured, funeral pyres in Kathmandu) Nepal is now reporting 230 Covid cases per million, only narrowly behind India's 280 per million, though its healthcare system is even less able to handle the surge That has sparked fears that … [Read more...] about Is Nepal the new India? Covid cases soar in the impoverished nation amid fears the country facing a crisis to rival its neighbour
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Anamika (name changed) was making one phone call after another in the middle of the night on April 14 to get an ambulance and a hospital bed for her father, who was gasping for breath. She found out earlier in the evening that both of her parents had tested positive for the coronavirus. But the condition of her father, who is in his early 60s, began deteriorating soon after midnight. Hospitals in New Delhi have been overwhelmed by COVID-19 patients who require critical care. Many of them have run out of beds, ICU facilities, ventilators, and medical oxygen , and are forced to turn away patients in dire need of hospitalization. "My father's blood oxygen level dropped dangerously low. I was suddenly in a state of panic," Anamika told DW. "I must have called at least a dozen hospitals that night. I even called the Delhi government's COVID helpline number, but the operator asked me to check their website." The Delhi state government has a dedicated website that is updated … [Read more...] about What do Indian COVID patients go through after testing positive?
POLICE are probing the "explained" death of a woman discovered in a field close to a hotel. The body was found near the Marriott Hotel in Knavesmire, North Yorks, at around 7.40am. Police confirmed the woman's death is being treated as unexplained with an investigation launched. A cordon is now in place on the field with forensic tents erected. Four police cars and an ambulance are also parked outside the nearby hotel. The field, which is close to York Racecourse, is popular with dog walkers and runners. North Yorkshire Police said: "Emergency Service are currently at the scene of an incident near the Marriott Hotel on Tadcaster Road in York. Most read in News DOG HORROR Man, 50, fighting for life after face mauled by dog yards from polling station PRAM DEATH Driver, 34, denies causing death of two-week-old baby hit by car on first outing MEGGED OFF Meghan 'WAS protected extensively by Palace … [Read more...] about Police probe ‘unexplained’ death of woman discovered in field near York hotel
A DISGRACED gynaecologist who groped a colleague's breasts "like an octopus" is allowed to treat women again. Professor Khalid Khan, 55, was suspended for 12 months after Dr Jen Gunter exposed him as a sex pest on a blog. But the medic - one of the leading women's health doctors in the UK - is now allowed to return to work after convincing a panel he has learnt ''not to deviate from a grey zone". Khan told the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service (MPTS) in Manchester he had attended courses on maintaining professional boundaries. He claimed he had also learned how to "to retract back into a safe social zone'' when speaking to women. The panel concluded Khan, who was also Editor in Chief at the British Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, could return to unrestricted medical practise. 'OCTOPUS BODY CRAWL' The shamed doctor was found guilty of serious professional misconduct and sexually motivated behaviour in April last year. A court heard how Dr Gunter, who … [Read more...] about Disgraced gynaecologist who groped female colleague’s breasts ‘like an octopus’ is allowed to treat women again
BRITS trying to return from red list countries risk bringing Covid variants back into the UK by skipping the mandatory hotel quarantine - and travelling via Turkey instead. Currently, destinations including India are on the red list which means returning UK travellers have to pay £1,750 to quarantine at a government-mandated hotel. To avoid the expensive 10-day quarantine, tour operators are now offering packages which let passengers stay in Turkey for at least 10 days before flying home as the country is not on the red list. While Brits must still self-isolate for 10 days when they return to the UK, this can be done at home, and only have to pay for two Covid tests which cost around £185. Other destinations which are on the red list include Pakistan and Bangladesh. One travel agent told the BBC that he had already arranged 15-20 journeys home via Turkey, as his passengers "couldn't afford to come back." He explained that with the hotel costs factored in for … [Read more...] about Brits are flying via Turkey from red list destinations to avoid paying £1,750 for UK quarantine hotels