Shubha Kamala Prasad

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A child peeps from a window of a special train at Egmore railway station in Chennai, India, on Tuesday. (Arun Sankar/AFP/Getty Images)

On Sunday, India logged more than 90,000 new covid-19 cases — a daily count global record — and overtook Brazil as the country with the second-highest number of cases worldwide. India has more than 4.2 million confirmed cases. Only the United States, with 6.3 million cases, has a higher covid-19 count.

The covid-19 crisis has also led to economic pain, and new pressures on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government. Here are five things to know about what’s happening.

1. Why has India seen fewer covid-19 fatalities?

More than 72,000 Indians reportedly have died from the virus — far fewer fatalities than in the United States or Brazil.…  Seguir leyendo »

Migrant workers walk to their villages through the Mumbai Pune highway during the lockdown in Mumbai and other parts of India on Sunday. (Rajanish Kakade/AP)

As of March 24, India’s 1.3 billion people are in a three-week lockdown in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave citizens only a few hours’ warning before announcing: “Every state, every district, every lane, every village will be under lockdown.”

India had already moved swiftly to restrict domestic and international air travel amid the outbreak of the virus that causes the disease covid-19. The government had suspended visas and quarantined passengers arriving from China, Italy, Iran, South Korea, France and Germany. Starting March 22, all international commercial flights were banned from landing in India until April 14.…  Seguir leyendo »