FAST FIVE: India Reports Startling Jump In Cases As Lockdown Eases, Russia Suffers Record COVID-19 Deaths: Live Updates
India Reports Startling Jump In Cases As Lockdown Eases, Russia Suffers Record COVID-19 Deaths: Live Updates Tyler Durden Fri, 05/22/2020 – 07:41 Summary: India reports record jump in cases as lockdown eases Russia reports record jump in deaths Russian 'hot nurse' punished for accidentally exposing underwear due to 'see-through' PPE UN warns of looming collapse of Yemen's health-care system Bulgaria allows EU residents to enter country Thailand extends state of emergency even as no new cases reported Russia, Brazil drive largest daily jump in new cases Australia's largest state, New South Wales, allows up to 50 people in restaurants and bars * * * One of the most frustrating aspects of the coronavirus is how it seems to respond differently to the same basic strategies imposed by different governments.
But despite what has been repeatedly described as one of the most strict in the world, the rate at which new coronavirus infections are being confirmed has shown no sign of slowing after nearly 2 months (the lockdown started March 25).
As we reported on Tuesday, the number of reported coronavirus cases in India crossed 100,000 earlier in the week, even as most parts of the country began to reopen businesses as India's lockdown entered a new phase.
Additionally, India relaxed some of its travel restrictions on Friday to permit members of the Indian diaspora to reenter the country.
Several high-ranking government officials have weighed in, arguing that the hospital should reverse the punishment, according to multiple media reports.