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UNICEF chief urges the world to help India ‘now’ as Covid cases soar


The executive director of UNICEF, Henrietta Fore, has told CNBC that it  is “very worried” about the current Covid-19 crisis in India and urged the world to send urgent help to the country.

Speaking during World Immunization Week, Fore also said it was a “race to save lives” through vaccinations, particularly in some of the world’s poorest countries with “very fragile” health systems. 

India is in the midst of a deadly second wave of the virus. On Saturday, daily coronavirus cases in the country passed 400,000 for first time; total cases in India have now topped 19 million, and more than 215,000 people have died from Covid in the country.

“It is worrying for several reasons. One, is it a…


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