The Red Cross said that Vaccination Drive in Asia is being affected by the lack of vaccines, reluctance to administer them, and the high cost of accessing them in many areas.
Coronavirus Hits Asia: The International Federation of the Red Cross has said that with more than 5.9 million new cases of corona virus reported in the last two weeks, the epidemic situation in Asia has become explosive. The organization said that the number of new infections reported in Coronavirus in Asia in the last two weeks is more than the total number of infections reported in America, Europe and Africa during this period.
The Red Cross warned on Wednesday that hospitals and the health system are on the verge of collapse due to an increase in cases of infection. He said that there are ten countries in the world where the number of new cases of infection is doubling very fast. Seven of them are from Asia and the Pacific region (Highest Cases of Coronavirus in Asia). The organization has called for regional support for further medical equipment, infection prevention assistance and access to the vaccine.
Vaccination campaign also affected
He said that Vaccination Drive in Asia is being affected due to the lack of vaccines, reluctance to get them and the high cost of accessing them in many areas. Actually, many other countries of Asia including India are facing the outbreak of the virus at this time. In many of these countries the infection was controlled, but in the last few times there has been an increase in sudden cases. Some countries are facing the second wave, and some are facing the third wave. One of the reasons behind this is the new variants of the virus and slow vaccination is also being told.
Record cases being filed
While more than three lakh cases and more than three thousand deaths have been reported in India for more than a week, Nepal is also witnessing a shortage of medical equipment due to record number of cases. There are similar situations in Sri Lanka, Maldives, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia (Highest Covid Cases in Asia). In Sri Lanka, after the New Year celebrations celebrated on April 13-14, the infection has increased, while the arrival of tourists in the Maldives has shown an increase in cases. Thailand had overcome the second wave of virus last year, but now the third wave is proving challenging.
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