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The authorities must put in place contingency plans at Covid-19 vaccination centers to deal with eventualities such as a power failure. The blackout in Kuching, Malaysia led to overcrowding and showed a lack of planning and foresight.
Power failure reported after a drizzle in Karachi. Power consumers complained about shutdowns and outages in many areas. There could be threats of urban flooding and more failures because of the Monsoon season, which begins in Pakistan on July 1st and lasts till Sept 30.
The current power failures are devastating for businesses in all sectors of the economy and are creating hardship for citizens in South Africa, Busa said. The power utility says a number of generating units had gone down amid high power consumption because of the cold weather. Persistent load shedding will cripple South Africa’s economic recovery, without an urgent solution being found to the planned power cuts, said Economist Mike Schussler.
Residents of Palampur lodged a protest over the power failure in their villages for the past three days. Villagers said it was difficult to stay without power supply in the scorching heat. Residents were forced to spend their nights in the open due to high temperatures at this time of the season.
Power failures have been brought under the spotlight in different parts of Iran. Officials blamed the blackouts on a natural gas shortage, a prolonged drought that disturbed the hydroelectricity plants, and the bitcoin mining in the country.
Yesterday morning a power cut in Burton caused by a fault on the high voltage network belonging to Western Power Distribution meant that 1,196 homes had no power. The power should have been back by the end of the morning.
In Amrit Kaur Hospital while laborers digging to set up a new oxygen plant in the hospital, they accidentally struck the electricity cable causing a power failure. During this time a woman patient died. Relatives present on the spot accused the hospital of negligence and said that she died due to low oxygen pressure. The electricity was resumed a couple of hours later.
Many Iranian cities have suffered large power failures, that have disrupted factory production, hospital treatment, telecommunications, and people’s lives in general. Covid-19 patients are being endangered by the lack of an oxygen machine.
In Patna were affected by unclean water inundating several streets. The waterlogging left power failures and most communication channels were reportedly disrupted. The Patna airport has suspended all flight operations. More than four persons died due to lightning.