The World Health Organisation's Regional Director for South-East Asia, Poonam Khetrapal Singh on July 22 hailed India's response to COVID-19 pandemic. "India is responding with utmost urgency to COVID19 from start. It's been continually strengthening preparedness and response measures, including ramping up testing capacities, readying more hospitals, arranging and stocking up medicines and essentials," said Poonam Khetrapal Singh. "We are aware of varying capacities at sub-national levels. Not unusual in country as big as India and its population size, that measures taken may often not be uniformly sufficient across all areas. Scaling up capacities and response remains constant need in India," Dr Poonam Khetrapal Singh
While addressing a press conference in the national capital on July 20, the director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Professor Randeep Guleria spoke on vaccine trail amid coronavirus pandemic. He said, "If you look at the data from Southeast Asia, not just India, the mortality rate is much lower than what happened in Italy and Spain or what is happening in the United States." "Certain areas have hit their peak. Delhi seems to have done so because the cases have declined significantly. Certain areas have yet to reach the peak. Cases are increasing in certain states. They will reach the peak a little later," AIIMS Director added.
Police guard the Royal Embassy of Cambodia in Bangkok, Thailand, today (June 15) following protests against the disappearance of a Thai activist who was kidnapped in the neighbouring country nearly two..