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People sit in an observation area after getting inoculated with a dose of Covishield vaccine at the BKC Jumbo vaccination centre in Mumbai on May 2nd. Photograph: Indranil Mukherjee/AFP via Getty Images

India’s prime minister has suffered a rare political defeat in a key state election, amid signs of a voter backlash over his handling of the coronavir(...)

Workers load oxygen cylinders at a refilling station on the outskirts of Prayagraj, India.  Photograph: Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP

India ordered its armed forces on Monday to help tackle surging new coronavirus infections, as nations including Britain, Germany and the United Stat(...)

Multiple funeral pyres of  patients who died of Covid-19  are seen burning at a ground that has been converted into a crematorium for mass cremation of coronavirus victims, in New Delhi. Photograph: AP Photo

As India on Thursday reported the world’s worst one-day rise in coronavirus infections so far – 314,835 – the country’s overwhelmed health system teet(...)

Health workers attend to a suspected covid-19 positive patient at jumbo Covid-19 centre in Mumbai, India. Photograph: Divyakant Solanki/EPA

India reported a global record of more than 314,000 new infections Thursday as a grim coronavirus surge in the world’s second-most populous country ha(...)

Relatives of a Covid-19 victim mourn outside a hospital morgue in New Delhi, India. Photograph: EPA

Twenty-two coronavirus patients have died in western India after a leaking oxygen tank was shut down at a government-run hospital, as the country’s he(...)

Devotees  in the Ganges River, India where the daily Covid-19 case numbers reached  170,000 on Monday. Photograph: AP Photo/Karma Sonam

Millions of Hindu devotees congregated in north India on Monday to take a dip in the Ganges river, even as the country registered the world’s highest (...)

A  woman gets a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi, India. Some 11 million have received two doses in India as the country tries to build immunity to protect its population of nearly 1.4 billion people. File photograph: EPA

India has recorded its highest-ever number of daily Covid-19 cases as its fight to curtail a renewed wave of infections is beset by vaccine shortages (...)

A woman holds a placard reading ‘Vaccine saves lives’ as demonstrators protest against the government in Brazil, which is leading the daily average number of new Covid-related deaths reported worldwide, according to Reuters. Photograph: Joedson Alves/EVA

Coronavirus-related deaths worldwide passed 3 million on Tuesday, according to a Reuters tally, as the latest global resurgence of Covid-19 infections(...)

People wait in a line to enter a supermarket in Mumbai, India, on Sunday as the city prepares for tougher Covid-19 restrictions. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters

India has reported its biggest single-day spike in confirmed coronavirus cases since the pandemic began. The health ministry reported 103,558 new Cov(...)

Sikh devotees pay their respects at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Thursday, as a new wave of coronavirus infections took hold in India. Photograph: Narinder Nanu/AFP via Getty Images

India is experiencing a sharp rise in coronavirus infections, increasing pressure on New Delhi to accelerate its vaccine rollout and puzzling scientis(...)

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