India COVID-19 Update – May 2021

Though COVID-19 is controlled to some extent in many developed countries around the globe, in India there is much to be concerned about. A second wave of new versions of Covid is spreading in India and it is beyond control. You may have seen some information through different media, but in reality the situation is far beyond what we imagined.

Amid the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, India has witnessed a massive surge of cases in the past 3 weeks. Apart from the nationwide lockdown, India has increased its testing rate and has markedly strengthened the health care sector to combat COVID-19 but the severe spread persists.

With India’s population of more than 1.3 billion people with has a significant population density compared with the rest of the world. The lack of universal access to clean water and overall poor socioeconomic status, all have posed a major challenge to India’s fight against COVID-19. The spread of the pandemic has made India a COVID-19 hotspot; hence the World Health Organization has recently stated that the “future of the pandemic will depend on how India handles it.”

The COVID-19 outbreak in India continues to unfold, with record-breaking daily case numbers, oxygen for ventilators running scarce, and a transmission rate that points to things getting worse before they get better.

Last week, 1,967,406 people are so far affected in Kerala by the novel COVID19 coronavirus. The state recorded its highest single-day rise of 41,953 new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, May 5.

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan cautioned that the state is facing a very serious situation as COVID19 is spreading rapidly. Amid the rise in COVID19 cases, Kerala has imposed a lockdown in the state beginning May 8. The entire State of Kerala will be under lockdown from 8 May to 16 May. This lock down may be extended until the end of this month. The situation is dire. No public hospital beds or oxygen is available. In any case, the poor people aren’t able to get treatments in the private hospitals since it is highly expensive.

People who lose family members are often faced with having to quickly bury or burn the bodies of those who are deceased without the opportunity for a proper funeral.

Churches are closed. No public gatherings are allowed. Poor people/daily workers are really facing difficulties and seeking help to buy food and medicine.

Help for buy food and medicine and other sanitary items.

Support our pastors and believers to buy food and medicine. 

Prayer needs 

Pray for our Pastors and Believers those who are in the Hospital especially for people those who are seriously ill. 

God is moving in the midst of all the challenges. Our brother who was on the ventilator is better now and God heard our prayers. 

In Christ,

Babu Samuel