Oxygen runs low during India’s Covid crisis – photo essay

Oxygen runs low during India’s Covid crisis – photo essay

The Guardian

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As a global record for new Covid cases is set in India, hospitals are running out of vital supplies

Hospitals in parts of India are taking to social media to beg for help finding oxygen and key equipment as the country’s second Covid-19 wave continues to build, breaking global records for the most infections detected in a single day.

Only two months ago, some in the vast country of more than 1.3billion people were celebrating what they thought was the end of Covid-19 after six successive months of falling caseloads. Most of the remaining restrictions on social life were removed and people again flocked to markets, cricket stadiums and religious festivals.

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