India virus crisis a 'disaster like an earthquake'

4 May 2021
2021-05-04 12:36

Doctors in a New Dehli hospital have said their infrastructure is close to collapse amid India's coronavirus surge and begged for help from the West and the international community. Beds are full and supplies of oxygen have run dangerously low in facilities, leading to increased fatalities.  

The crisis seems to show no signs of abating, meaning medical staff are also close to exhaustion.  The health ministry says it has confirmed 19.9 million COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic, behind only the US, which has counted more than 32.4 million. India reported 368,147 new coronavirus cases and 3,417 deaths on.

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