What you need to know about the global Covid-19 pandemic right now (April 15)

Asia’s Covid-19 cases surgeç German health minister tells states to tighten restrictions; Argentina closes schools, imposes curfew in Buenos Aires; France’s infection cases accelerate; and, WTO chief lays out action to increase vaccine access to poor countries,

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now:

Asia’s Covid-19 cases surge

India and Thailand reported record daily coronavirus cases on Thursday, as a new wave of infections, combined with a shortage of hospital beds and vaccines, threatens to slow Asia’s recovery from the pandemic.

India breached 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday and the financial hub of Mumbai entered a lockdown, as many hospitals reported shortages of beds and oxygen supplies.

“The situation is horrible. We are a 900-bed hospital, but . . .

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