Vikram Patel

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Workers take a break while constructing funeral pyre plinths on barren land near a crematorium in New Delhi, India, on Thursday. Photograph: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

India’s total Covid-19 cases passed 18 million on Thursday after another world record daily infection and death tally, and as the government rejected (...)

Health workers attend to a suspected Covid-19  patient in Kolkata,  India on Saturday. Photograph: Piyal Adhikary/EPA

India’s coronavirus infections rose by 346,786 overnight, the health ministry said on Saturday, setting a new world record for the third consecutive (...)

A health worker takes a swab sample from a folk artist to test for Covid-19 before the Repulic Day parade in New Delhi, on January 22nd. Photograph: Altaf Qadri/AP

For most of the past 11 months, Dr Sushila Kataria has worked 15 hours a day, seven days a week tending to a surging tide of Covid-19 patients at Meda(...)