Relatives pray before the burial of a Covid-19 victim at Bada Qabrastan graveyard in Mumbai, India. Photo: EPARelatives pray before the burial of a Covid-19 victim at Bada Qabrastan graveyard in Mumbai, India. Photo: EPA
Relatives pray before the burial of a Covid-19 victim at Bada Qabrastan graveyard in Mumbai, India. Photo: EPA

Why have coronavirus deaths in India suddenly shot up?

  • The Covid-19 death toll in the country has increased more than 25 per cent in the past week
  • While cemeteries are overwhelmed, local authorities are accused of undercounting and competing to report as few fatalities as possible
Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Relatives pray before the burial of a Covid-19 victim at Bada Qabrastan graveyard in Mumbai, India. Photo: EPARelatives pray before the burial of a Covid-19 victim at Bada Qabrastan graveyard in Mumbai, India. Photo: EPA
Relatives pray before the burial of a Covid-19 victim at Bada Qabrastan graveyard in Mumbai, India. Photo: EPA
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