India health workers wearing personal protective equipment tend to a Covid-19 patient at a hospital in Moradabad. Photo: AFP
India health workers wearing personal protective equipment tend to a Covid-19 patient at a hospital in Moradabad. Photo: AFP

India records 4,000 coronavirus deaths in one day for first time and peak may still be weeks away

  • While the situation in New Delhi and Mumbai has stabilised, coronavirus is now spreading fast in southern states and rural areas
  • Meanwhile, India’s economy is still reeling from last year’s pandemic-induced recession and poorest workers are braced to bear the brunt

India health workers wearing personal protective equipment tend to a Covid-19 patient at a hospital in Moradabad. Photo: AFP
India health workers wearing personal protective equipment tend to a Covid-19 patient at a hospital in Moradabad. Photo: AFP
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