In recent weeks, the spread of infection has risen sharply in India, the world’s second most populous country with a population of 1.3 billion.
The country has overtaken Germany and the United States in terms of the number of new cases per capita – and if you look at the total number of cases, the country is by far the hardest hit in the world, according to Our world in data.
4 out of 10 cases in the world
360,960 new cases were reported on Wednesday, Sentinel writes. But the dark figure is judged to be large.
Mortality follows the same curve. On Wednesday, Indian authorities reported 3,293 new COVID-19 deaths, the highest number so far.
Several countries, including the United Kingdom, France and Sweden, promised to send aid to the hard-hit country after Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the outside world.
Crematoriums don’t have time
Delhi, Bombay and Bangalore have been forced to lockdown to varying degrees to cope with the spread of infection. In Delhi, the city’s crematorium is having a hard time burning all the corpses of people who have died from the viral disease.
In some crematoria, bodies are placed on the street to wait to be cremated, and in other places impromptu funeral fires are made.
“It’s a very difficult situation because we have so many corpses and we can’t find a place for them in crematoria and Christian and Muslim cemeteries,” said Jayant Malhotra, founder of the St. Chef Siwa Foundation, which helps crematoriums. Watchman.
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