For months, critics of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro have been calling for an investigation into his handling of the country’s Covid-19 crisis. On Tuesday, it finally began with ex-Health Minister Luiz Henrique Mandetta’s testimony. Bolsonaro has long downplayed the gravity of the virus, prioritizing the country’s economic health over lockdowns and social distancing rules. This put him at sharp odds with most health experts in the country, including Mandetta.
Things seem to be looking up for Mumbaikars, as the city recorded only 2,624 new cases on Monday. Figures started to skyrocket after March 17th, making it one of the worst-hit cities of the second wave. The positivity rate now stands at 17.12%.
The COVID-19 situation in Bangalore seems to only be getting worse, as the positivity rate hit an all time high of 55% on Monday. Thankfully, it came down to 33% on Tuesday. Active cases have crossed 3,00,000.
The BCCI announced today that the Indian Premier League 2021 has been temporarily called off effective immediately. The move was well overdue but came only after reports of Sunrisers Hyderabad player Wriddhiman Saha testing positive went public, forcing the entire team into quarantine. Players have been sent home until further notice.