COVID-19 updates from India, Iran and Singapore

Noted Indian Scholar, Leading Expert on Russia Dies of Coronavirus at 68

Professor Hari Vasudevan, who died on Saturday night, was involved in projects on Indo-Russian relations and the Radiating Globalities project initiated by Gayatri Spivak of Columbia University (New York).

At Observer Research Foundation (ORF), he was evaluating the overlap between the Look East and Look Far East policies of India and the relationship between the greater Eurasia ideas of the Russian and Chinese establishments.

Jagdeep Dhankhar, the governor of the Indian state of West Bengal, has expressed his condolences to the family of the deceased.

Number of Infected in Iran Reaches 107,603

TEHRAN (Sputnik) – Iran has registered 1,383 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, with the overall tally increasing to 107,603, Kianush Jahanpur, the spokesman for the Iranian Health Ministry, said on Sunday.

“Over the past day, we confirmed 1,383 new COVID-19 cases. The total number of coronavirus cases at the moment is 107,603”, Jahanpur said live on the IRINN TV channel.

Iran also registered 58 coronavirus-related fatalities over the given period, bringing the death toll to 6,640.

At the same time, the number of recoveries has reached 86,143.

Singapore Confirms 876 New COVID-19 Cases, Total Tops 23,000

MOSCOW (Sputnik) – The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Singapore has increased by 876 to 23,336 over the past 24 hours, the Health Ministry said on Sunday.

“As of 10 May 2020, 12 p.m. [04:00 GMT], the Ministry of Health (MOH) has preliminarily confirmed an additional 876 cases of COVID-19 infection in Singapore, the vast majority of whom are work permit holders residing in foreign worker dormitories. Three cases are Singaporeans/permanent residents”, the statement said.

A day before, the country’s health authorities registered 753 cases of the infection.

At the same time, 20 people have died and more than 2,000 have recovered since the pandemic reached the Southeast Asian nation.