Modi 'pained by loss of life' during second virus wave

15 May 2021
2021-05-15 10:31

In the Indian capital, isolation centres run by the government and other non-government organizations saw a steady inflow of patients on Friday as the country reels from a devastating second wave of COVID-19 infections.

Religious group International Society of Krishna Consciousness (ISKCON) is running a COVID-19 Care Center with more than 200 oxygen beds and new patients coming in each day.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said the government is putting all its efforts into controlling the spread of the virus. Modi acknowledged that the virus is now rapidly spreading to villages and asked for cooperation from people and governing bodies to raise awareness in rural areas. With active cases of over 3.7 million, hospitals continue to be swamped by patients struggling for breath and beds.

Meanwhile, India's Health Ministry on Friday reported a slight decline in new positive cases reported in the past day.

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