UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s visit to India this month has been a failure as the country struggles with new developments and a growing number of cases of coronavirus at major hospitals.
A statement from Britain and India said the decision to cancel the trip, which was scheduled for next week, was based on “the current situation”.
This trip, in which Johnson hopes to discuss the hope of a close trade agreement with India, originally planned to run for four days but was reduced. The two leaders will speak at length, with plans for a face-to-face meeting this year.
The evictions took place when India’s capital was suspended and government officials banned the use of air except for essential services, as the country is struggling with a number of coronavirus cases in major hospitals.
The country continues to set a one-day record for coronavirus cases, with more than 273,000 new cases and 1,619 deaths on Monday, with new cases growing at an average of 7% per day, one of the country’s fastest-growing.
This belief is linked to the new version of B. 1.617 which was first discovered in the country.
British health officials are research whether these differences should be recalculated from “investigated analyzes” to “other modifications” following the opening of 77 cases in the UK.
“For this to grow we need to know that there has been an increase in the prevalence, an increase in exposure, or prevention of vaccination, and we just have this, but we are looking at the data on a daily basis,” said Dr Susan A Hopkins, chief medical adviser at Public Health England.
Delhi officials have announced that they will introduce stricter regulations for a week, following Mumbai and other cities that have already set limits.
Countries are running out of beds, drugs and gas, leading the central government to ban the use of carbon dioxide. “Air supply to manufacturers and retailers is banned from 22/04/2021 until further notice,” the central government said.
Arvind Kejriwal, the prime minister of Delhi, said “the air has been emergency”In this region because its territory was exported. He warned that there are “less than 100 ICU beds” available.
The new rules have been enacted despite Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his ruling party Bharatiya Janata holding political rallies and allowing religious ceremonies to house thousands of people in recent weeks.
Amit Shah, India’s interior minister, told the Indian Express newspaper that he was “concerned” about the changes and that “the spread is mainly due to new viral changes”. But he was “confident that we would win” the disease and said there was no need to force the country to stop.
The shortage of beds in India has forced government officials to re-establish emergency hospitals in festival halls, train stations and hotels that were closed following the figures in September. Cemeteries in Gujarat and Delhi provinces walk 24 hours a day, while cemeteries are in short supply.
Coronavirus patients have also had difficulty finding treatment. More than 800 injections of remdesivir, an antiretroviral drug used in India as part of Covid-19, were stolen from a hospital in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh, over the weekend.
India is facing a vaccination crisis and has sent jabs abroad to meet domestic needs. New Delhi pledged Friday to boost monthly production of Covaxin, a vaccine manufactured by Indian manufacturer Bharat Biotech, to 100m from 10m by September. The government also said last week it would speed up the process foreign vaccination permit in an attempt to raise food prices and remove Russian Sputnik V for use in the country.
Most of the more than 120m Indians who have been vaccinated have received the Oxford / AstraZeneca jab produced by Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest producer. The Serum Institute struggled to increase its monthly capacity by more than 60m a month due to fires at its planting site earlier in the year and a lack of equipment from the US.
Additional reports by John Burn-Murdoch in London