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14 Aug
An oxygen pipe has ruptured, cutting vital supplies to a Russian intensive care ward. Nine coronavirus patients have died as a result.
26 Jul
An alarming rise in COVID-19 cases driven by the spread of the delta variant in western Kenya is leading to a shortage of medical oxygen. DW's Mariel Müller visited a hospital in Kisumu County, where the shortage of oxygen and high-flow oxygen devices is making it difficult to save patients.
2 Jul
Demand for refilling oxygen cylinders has increased dramatically due to the Covid pandemic in Uganda. The Roofings plant, previously refilled around 50 cylinders of oxygen per day, but now refills almost 400 cylinders a day.
28 May
Ventilators are in high demand because of COVID-19. Supply is tight. As an alternative, could we get oxygen through our backsides? It's not as odd as you think.
8 May
As India's government struggles to tackle the Covid crisis, many have stepped up to help in various ways, including one sub-contractor in Mumbai who sold his cherished SUV to start an initiative providing free oxygen.
4 May
UGC images show a train carrying oxygen tankers en route to the Indian capital, New Delhi, as the country battles a catastrophic coronavirus wave that has overwhelmed hospitals and crematoriums working at full capacity.
3 May
The Delhi High Court warned it would take action against the central government if it failed to provide medical oxygen to hospitals across the city. The Delhi administration said it had no reserves.
30 Apr
India and Pakistan can afford to buy weapons and test ballistic missiles, but they can't cope with the COVID crisis. DW's Shamil Shams says it is time for both to invest in public health and focus less on warmongering.
24 Apr
The conversion could pave the way to sustaining human life on Mars. It marks the first time that a resource was extracted from another planet for use by humans.
23 Apr
New Delhi Muslims bury their loved ones who died of Covid-19 as the country recorded more than 2,000 Covid deaths and almost 300,000 new cases, among the world's biggest daily totals since the pandemic began.
23 Apr
Oxygen cylinders are supplied to a Mumbai hospital and signs outside a vaccination centre read "Covishield out of stock" as India posts a global one-day record of almost 315,000 new Covid infections.
22 Apr
Several people died after the oxygen supply to a hospital was cut off because of a problem with a gas tank. The incident comes as India grapples with an unmanageable third wave of coronavirus infections.

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