Relatives wearing protective gear prepare for the burial of a Covid-19 patient in Srinagar on Friday. Photo: AFP
Relatives wearing protective gear prepare for the burial of a Covid-19 patient in Srinagar on Friday. Photo: AFP

Coronavirus: deadly ‘black fungus’ adds to India’s pandemic woes

  • Doctors have been told to look out for signs of mucormycosis in Covid-19 patients, as hospitals report a rise in the rare but potentially fatal infection
  • The disease can lead to blackening or discolouration over the nose, blurred or double vision, chest pain, breathing difficulties and coughing blood

Relatives wearing protective gear prepare for the burial of a Covid-19 patient in Srinagar on Friday. Photo: AFP
Relatives wearing protective gear prepare for the burial of a Covid-19 patient in Srinagar on Friday. Photo: AFP
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