Coronavirus live news: India reports record new infections, deaths; world nears 150m cases

Coronavirus live news: India reports record new infections, deaths; world nears 150m casesApril 29, 2021

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That’s it from me, Helen Sullivan, for today. My colleague Martin Belam will be taking over the blog now.

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The United States has advised its citizens inside India to leave as soon as it is safe as the country reported another record day of Covid cases and deaths.

India’s health ministry on Thursday said the country had recorded 379,257 new cases and 3,645 new deaths. India’s total number of cases and deaths stood at 18.38 million and 204,832.

Related: US advises citizens to leave India ‘as soon as it is safe’ as Covid cases reach new record

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