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In photos: The viral catastrophe in India is getting worse, “terrible” weeks are coming – World



The country has witnessed scenes of people dying outside overcrowded hospitals and funeral pyres lighting up the night sky.

Covid-19 infections and deaths are rising at an alarming rate in India, with no end to the crisis and a leading expert warning that the next week in the country of nearly 1.4 billion people will be “terrible”.

The official number of coronavirus cases in India exceeded 20 million on Tuesday, almost doubling in the last three months, while the death toll has officially exceeded 220,000. As staggering as these figures are, the real numbers are thought to be far higher , which is an obvious reflection of the problems in the health system.

The country has witnessed scenes of people dying outside overcrowded hospitals and funeral pyres lighting up the night sky.

The infections have spread in India since February in a catastrophic twist, blamed on more contagious variants of the virus, as well as government decisions that allow massive crowds to gather for Hindu religious festivals and political rallies ahead of state elections.

Relatives mourn cremation of loved one killed by Covid-1
9 cremation in Allahabad, India on May 4 – AFP
People observe cremation of people killed by coronavirus at Sahudangi crematorium, about 15 km from Siliguri, India on May 4 – AFP
Relatives bury body of Covid-19 victim in New Delhi cemetery, India, Tuesday, May 4 – AP
A family member calms a breathing patient with oxygen provided by Gurdwara, a Sikh place of worship, under a tent set up by the roadside during the Covid-19 pandemic in Ghaziabad on May 4 – AFP
Relatives perform last rituals before cremation of loved one who died of Covid-19 at cremation in Allahabad, India on May 4 – AFP
People wait to fill their medical oxygen cylinders for patients with Covid-19 under home quarantine at a private charging center in New Delhi on May 4 – AFP
A woman who was returned after a shortage of Covid-19 vaccine argues with a doctor at a vaccination center in Mumbai, India, Monday, May 3 – AP
Relatives sit next to the body of a man who died of Covid-19 while waiting for a grave to be prepared for burial in a cemetery on the outskirts of Srinagar, May 4 – Reuters
Funeral fires for people killed by Covid-19 seen at cremation in New Delhi on May 4 – AFP
Patient collapses as she is taken on a rickshaw with a cycle in front of Gurudwara, which provides free oxygen to patients under a tent set up by the roadside during a coronavirus pandemic in Ghaziabad, India on May 4 – AFP
Rickshaw drivers and street vendors are collecting money from people affected by locking restrictions imposed by the state government to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Amritsar on May 4 – AFP
A relative mourns the body of a loved one who died of Covid-19 at a cremation in Allahabad on May 4 – AFP
People wearing face masks are waiting to receive a dose of COVISHIELD, a coronavirus vaccine manufactured by the Serum Institute in India, at a vaccination center in New Delhi, India, May 4 – Reuters
In this April 30 photo, a relative of a man who died of Covid-19 is mourning in a crematorium in Indian-occupied Jammu. – AP

Caption: Relatives react to the heat emitted by the numerous funeral pyres of Covid-19 victims at a crematorium on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, on April 29, 2021, photo. – AP


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