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23 Oct
The intensive care unit in Moscow's Hospital Number 52 feels the pressure as Russia records daily surges in both cases and deaths caused by the coronavirus infection. On Friday Moscow reported 8166 new cases and 79 deaths which brought the capital's COVID-19 deaths rate to 30573. Moscow will reintroduce COVID-19 lockdown measures from Oct. 28 with supermarkets and pharmacies the only shops allowed to stay open.
22 Oct
Russian President Vladimir Putin orders a nationwide week-long paid holiday starting on October 30 to curb Covid infections amid record coronavirus deaths.
11 Oct
Ashish Mishra is accused of running his car into demonstrators, killing four of them. India's Supreme Court had initially criticized the investigation and lack of arrest.
4 Oct
The US COVID death toll has continued to sharply rise, despite the widespread availability of vaccines. Meanwhile, the mayor of Rio de Janeiro has said unvaccinated travelers are not welcome. Follow DW for the latest.
8 Aug
Indonesia's coronavirus death toll topped 100,000 on Wednesday as the country struggles to control the spread of the Delta variant. The impact of the pandemic can be seen at the Rorotan public cemetery, one of the biggest Covid burial sites in the nation.
21 Jul
India continues to battle a second COVID wave. But there are concerns that many cases are going unrecorded, especially in rural India. DW visited a village near the city of Meerut, in the state of Uttar Pradesh, which has seen a spike in deaths from fever.
30 Jun
Coroners are investigating a surge in sudden deaths in British Colombia. Around 100 more people than usual have died over a four-day period as temperatures reached nearly 50 Celsius.
20 Jun
The country, which never had the pandemic under control, hit the tragic milestone as the virus continues to rage and President Jair Bolsonaro continues to ignore scientific recommendations.
12 Jun
The Catholic Church is dragging its feet over apologizing and releasing key records on residential schools for Indigenous children, according to Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.
29 May
The region, which includes hard-hit Brazil, has recorded almost 30% of all global fatalities. Meanwhile, US states are lifting lockdown restrictions as the rate of vaccination increases. Follow DW for the latest.
24 Apr
There is no space left in the capital Delhi’s crematoriums and graveyards due to the rapidly increasing number of the coronavirus deaths, according to the local sources. While India’s coronavirus situation continues to worsen, with an average of more than 250,000 daily cases, the country reached the highest number of daily COVID-19 death with 1,761 fatalities on Monday.
20 Apr
Drug consumption rooms allow addicts to use safely. In Germany, they’re common; but in Scotland — Europe’s drug death capital — progress is painfully slow.

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