India’s main opposition leader Rahul Gandhi warned on Friday that unless the deadly second COVID-19 wave sweeping the country was brought under control it would decimate India as well as threaten the rest of the world.
The number of deaths caused by coronavirus pandemic in Iran exceeded 73,906 with 338 more patients who died by the deadly disease from Wednesday to Thursday, Iran's Health Ministry announced in a statement.
The number of deaths from the coronavirus pandemic in Iran exceeded 72,875 with 391 new deaths caused by the deadly disease from Sunday to Monday, the country's Health Ministry announced in a statement.
Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said his administration has been allocating foreign currency resources for importing COVID-19 vaccines although US unilateral sanctions have impeded financial transactions.
India on Friday posted another global record for daily coronavirus infections, pushing worldwide cases past 150 million as a pandemic that has killed almost 3.2 million worldwide continues to wreak devastation.
The total number of COVID-19 infections in Iran since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country in late February 2020 exceeded 2,479,000 in the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry announced on Thursday.
Oil prices fell for a second day on Wednesday, heading for their biggest daily drop in more than two weeks and weighed down by concerns that surging COVID-19 cases in India will drive down fuel demand in the world's third-biggest oil importer.
Oil prices edged higher in rangebound trade on Monday on optimism over a rebound in the US economy as coronavirus vaccinations accelerate, though rising COVID-19 cases in other parts of the world kept a lid on prices.