(NEXSTAR) – Because of the ongoing COVID-19 disaster in India, the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention have issued a journey advisory to India.
The advisory, introduced Thursday, says individuals ought to “keep away from all journey” to India attributable to its “very excessive” variety of COVID-19 circumstances.
The CDC mentioned even absolutely vaccinated vacationers could also be “in danger for getting and spreading COVID-19 variants and may keep away from all journey to India.”
In the event you should journey to the nation, the CDC says to get absolutely vaccinated and observe customary public well being procedures, together with masking, avoiding crowds, washing fingers and staying 6 toes away from others.
India set one other international file in new virus circumstances Thursday with greater than 379,000 new infections, placing much more strain on the nation’s overwhelmed hospitals. The nation of practically 1.4 billion individuals has now recorded over 18 million circumstances, behind solely the U.S., and over 200,000 deaths — although the true quantity is believed to be increased.
Demise is so omnipresent that burial grounds are running out of space in lots of cities and glowing funeral pyres blaze by the evening.
The few medicines recognized to assist deal with COVID-19, corresponding to remdesivir and steroids in hospitalized sufferers, are scarce. Essentially the most primary remedy —oxygen remedy — is also in short supply, resulting in pointless deaths. Even hospital beds are scarce. There have been simply 14 free intensive care beds out there in New Delhi, a metropolis of 29 million individuals, on Thursday morning.
The Related Press contributed to this report.