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 A woman  receiving  a vaccine jab  in a car  in Kolkata, eastern India. Photograph:  EPA/Piyal Adhikary

Several Indian cities and rural districts that have been coronavirus hotspots over the past three months, including the federal capital New Delhi and (...)

The  crippled Singapore-registered container cargo vessel MV X-Press Pearl northwest of Colombo port in Sri Lanka on Wednesday. Photograph: EPA/Sri Lankan Air Force

A chemical-laden container ship that has been on fire for almost two weeks is sinking off the coast of Sri Lanka, sparking fears of an environmental d(...)

People who arrived early in the morning to get inoculated against the coronavirus wait their turn at a vaccination camp for those aged over  45 at a school in Bengaluru on  Wednesday. Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP

India’s new confirmed coronavirus infections are steadily declining because of regional lockdowns and increased levels of antibodies among the populat(...)

An Indian health worker receiving a shot of Covid-19 vaccine during a  vaccination drive in Bangalore, India. Photograph: EPA

As India’s death toll from the coronavirus pandemic officially crossed 300,000 on Monday, it faces a related outbreak of cases of the fungal disease m(...)

Health workers about to join their shift at a Covid-19 center in Mumbai on Tuesday. Photograph: EPA

India’s coronavirus death toll has passed 300,000. The figure, as recorded by India’s Health Ministry, comes as slowed vaccine deliveries have marred(...)

 People receiving vaccination at a drive-in Covid-19 vaccination station  in Gautam Budh Nagar, Uttar Pradesh state, India. Photograph: Mohammed Idrees/EPA

Police have arrested at least 20 people in India’s federal capital New Delhi for criticising prime minister Narendra Modi’s handling of the second co(...)

Healthcare workers attend to patients at a makeshift Covid-19 care facility in New Delhi. Photograph: Atul Loke/The New York Times

A dip in the number of coronavirus cases in Mumbai is offering a glimmer of hope for India, as the country battles a surge in infections. In the last(...)

Police and administrative officials  inspect a cremation ground on the banks of Ganges River, where suspected bodies of Covid-19 coronavirus victims appeared to be partially buried. Photograph: Sanjay Kanojia/AFP via Getty

Police are patrolling the banks of the Ganges river in India’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh to stop any dumping of corpses in the river, a gov(...)

Bodies of people who died of Covid-19 are cremated at an open crematorium on the outskirts of Bengaluru, Karnataka state, India on Wednesday.  Photograph: Aijaz Rahi/AP

India’s second coronavirus wave is overwhelming regions which lack even rudimentary health facilities and where doctors and support medical staff are (...)

 Relatives push an elderly woman in a wheelchair as she arrives for a Covid-19 vaccination at a government hospital in Kolkata, India. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India continues to reel under its second coronavirus wave, with continuing shortages of oxygen, hospitals beds, medicines and ambulances, while its na(...)

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