A patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, under a tent installed along the roadside during India’s Covid-19 surge. Photo: AFP
A patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, under a tent installed along the roadside during India’s Covid-19 surge. Photo: AFP

As India’s Covid-19 surge hits embassies, Modi’s image abroad suffers

  • Diplomats have not been spared the wave of infections sweeping the country. With hospitals overwhelmed, some have made public appeals for assistance
  • This has embarrassed the image conscious government, still smarting from criticism that it fed the crisis by allowing festivals and political rallies

A patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, under a tent installed along the roadside during India’s Covid-19 surge. Photo: AFP
A patient breathes with the help of oxygen provided by a Gurdwara, a place of worship for Sikhs, under a tent installed along the roadside during India’s Covid-19 surge. Photo: AFP
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