Why India has been overwhelmed by a second Covid surge – BBC Newsnight

India has recorded the highest one-day tally of new Covid-19 cases anywhere in the world – and the country’s highest number of deaths over 24 hours. Has the government failed the country? Please subscribe HERE http://bit.ly/1rbfUog

It has close to 16 million confirmed cases, second only to the US.

The country is struggling with a second wave, raising more fears about its overwhelmed health care system.

Crowds have formed outside hospitals in major cities which are filled to capacity. A number of people have died while waiting for oxygen and six hospitals in the capital, Delhi, have completely run out.

Families are waiting hours to perform funeral rites, Reuters news agency reports, with at least one Delhi crematorium resorting to building pyres in its car park in order to cope with the numbers arriving.

Figures and data accurate as of 22 April 2021.

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3 thoughts on “Why India has been overwhelmed by a second Covid surge – BBC Newsnight

  1. Nobi Micheal says:

    The Indian majority voted for this government on the basis of the prime minister’s stellar work in Gujrat during the 2002 riots, what’s happening now is just the same on national level and bigger scale. You reep what you sow.

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