New Delhi placed under weekend lockdown as Covid wave worsens

New Delhi placed under weekend lockdown as Covid wave worsens

The Guardian

.

.
.
.

The capital has overtaken Mumbai as India’s worst hit city amid surge of cases and fears of ‘double mutant’ variant

See all our coronavirus coverage here

New Delhi has been placed under a weekend lockdown as India faces a ferocious new coronavirus wave, with more than 200,000 fresh daily cases and families clamouring for drugs and hospital beds.

Hopes that South Asian countries might have beaten the pandemic have been dashed with India seeing more than 2m cases this month alone and Bangladesh and Pakistan imposing shutdowns.

Continue reading…