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India's Covid deaths cross quarter million mark, no sign of peak

India's Covid deaths cross quarter million mark, no sign of peak

India said on Wednesday a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million, while a leading virologist said it was too early to say if infections had reached a peak.

Variant among accelerators of India's Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

Variant among accelerators of India's Covid explosion: WHO top scientist

A Covid-19 variant spreading in India is more contagious and it is feared it could be dodging some vaccine protections, contributing to the country's explosive outbreak, the World Health Organization's chief scientist said Saturday.