India’s coronavirus caseload surges after lockdown

India reported 9,996 new coronavirus cases – as well as 357 deaths in 24 hours – on Wednesday. The figures bring the country’s total caseload to 276,583 and total deaths to 7,745, according to data from John Hopkins University. Over the weekend, the number of infections in the country surpassed Spain’s to become the fifth-highest in the world. India is … Continue reading India’s coronavirus caseload surges after lockdown

After enforcing the world’s most severe lockdown, is India ready to come out of it?

India now has 173,763 confirmed coronavirus cases and 4,980 deaths, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. Its number of new cases continues to rise every day, which makes it a cause for concern for many public health experts. It’s also planning to emerge from lockdown pretty soon – a move experts fear will come at the worst possible time. Slowing, … Continue reading After enforcing the world’s most severe lockdown, is India ready to come out of it?

Waves of migrant workers returning to their home villages in India trigger concerns over second wave of small, localized outbreaks

Over 10 million people in India will migrate back to their hometowns as the world’s largest coronavirus lockdown starts scaling back. This may be one of the world’s largest migration events in this century, and many experts are concerned that it will trigger a new wave of coronavirus cases in India’s poorest and least prepared areas. At … Continue reading Waves of migrant workers returning to their home villages in India trigger concerns over second wave of small, localized outbreaks