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India turns to cardboard beds in coronavirus battle

India turns to cardboard beds in coronavirus battle

India is deploying thousands of beds made of cardboard to makeshift medical facilities as it struggles to deal with the surging number of coronavirus cases.

India coronavirus toll sees record jump of 2,000 dead

India coronavirus toll sees record jump of 2,000 dead

India's official coronavirus death toll leapt by more than 2,000 on Wednesday as the hard-hit country struggles to contain a ballooning health crisis that has overwhelmed hospitals.

Criticism mounts as New Delhi hospital beds run out amid Covid-19 surge

Criticism mounts as New Delhi hospital beds run out amid Covid-19 surge

India's capital is fast running out of hospital beds amid a surge in coronavirus cases and is struggling to contain the pandemic, after critics said it did too little to prepare and reopened shopping malls and temples too soon.

India's Chennai city to reimpose lockdown as coronavirus surges

India's Chennai city to reimpose lockdown as coronavirus surges

A lockdown will be reimposed Friday on some 15 million people in the Indian city of Chennai and several neighbouring districts, state officials said, as coronavirus cases surge in the region.

Delhi to use 500 railway coaches as hospital facilities to fight coronavirus

Delhi to use 500 railway coaches as hospital facilities to fight coronavirus

India's federal government said on Sunday it will provide New Delhi's city authorities with 500 railway coaches that will be equipped to care for coronavirus patients, after a surge in the number of cases led to a shortage

India re-opens despite record virus infections

India re-opens despite record virus infections

Malls and temples opened across India on Monday after a 10-week lockdown, despite a record daily rise in new cases and predictions that the epidemic will worsen for weeks to come.

Open all hours, New Delhi crematorium struggles with virus dead

Open all hours, New Delhi crematorium struggles with virus dead

Traditional funeral pyres have been drafted in to burn the bodies of coronavirus victims in the Indian capital as crematorium furnaces struggle to keep up with the mounting death toll.

India coronavirus cases rise as millions return home

India coronavirus cases rise as millions return home

Indian states witnessing millions of migrant labourers returning from the big cities are recording rising coronavirus infections, officials said on Tuesday, fearing that the pandemic could spread through villages

India's among 10 worst-hit Covid-19 nations as cases jump; air travel reopens

India's among 10 worst-hit Covid-19 nations as cases jump; air travel reopens

India on Monday posted its biggest single-day jump in cases of Covid-19, overtaking Iran to become one of the 10 worst-hit nations, even as the government allowed domestic air travel to restart.

Tentative restart for Indian trains even as virus cases surge

Tentative restart for Indian trains even as virus cases surge

India's enormous railway network was grinding back to life Tuesday in a gradual lifting of the world's biggest coronavirus lockdown, even as new cases surge.

Drones disinfect Indian pandemic hotspot city after clashes

Drones disinfect Indian pandemic hotspot city after clashes

Drones hovered over the pandemic-stricken Indian city of Ahmedabad on Saturday spraying disinfectant on the streets, hours after security forces clashed with residents who flouted a toughened lockdown.

Troops deployed in Indian state as coronavirus cases surge

Troops deployed in Indian state as coronavirus cases surge

Hundreds of paramilitary forces have been deployed in coronavirus-hotspot Gujarat state as India on Friday faced a surge in the number of deaths and infections from the outbreak.