A child cries as a doctor wearing protective gear takes a swab to test for coronavirus in the northern Indian city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters A child cries as a doctor wearing protective gear takes a swab to test for coronavirus in the northern Indian city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
A child cries as a doctor wearing protective gear takes a swab to test for coronavirus in the northern Indian city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters

Coronavirus: India’s north-south divide deepens as it battles rising infections

  • While the north is home to most of India’s 1.3 billion population, there are more testing centres in the south with indications that more tests are being done there
  • The most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, where infant mortality is 10 times worse than Kerala, has 11 virus testing facilities for 235 million people

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A child cries as a doctor wearing protective gear takes a swab to test for coronavirus in the northern Indian city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters A child cries as a doctor wearing protective gear takes a swab to test for coronavirus in the northern Indian city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
A child cries as a doctor wearing protective gear takes a swab to test for coronavirus in the northern Indian city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Photo: Reuters
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