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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(...)

Paramedics with a patient infected with black fungus in Ahmedabad, India on Friday. Photograph: Ajit Solanki/AP

Doctors in India are fighting a fatal fungal infection affecting Covid-19 patients or those who have recovered from the disease amid a coronavirus sur(...)

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(...)

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(...)

Indian people wait to fill their oxygen cylinders at an oxygen vendor shop in New Delhi. Photograph: Idrees Mohammed

Having devastated major Indian cities like New Delhi, Mumbai and Bangalore, among numerous others, the country’s second Covid-19 pandemic wave is over(...)

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(...)

Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveneysaid  the Government was “assessing” what it could share with India with a particular focus on oxygen and ventilators. Photograph: Julian Behal

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) has said plans to send aid to India, which is grappling with a massive second wave of Covid-19 cases and death(...)

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(...)

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