India's day laborers lead a hand-to-mouth existence. Now under the nationwide coronavirus lockdown, most have no work and no income. With food prices rising, many are trying to leave the cities. But police and authorities are cracking down.
Despite a surge in COVID-19 infections, the Indian government plans to lift lockdown measures, which were imposed to contain the virus spread. Health experts are skeptical of the move. Murali Krishnan reports.
COVID-19 infections have jumped by almost 8,000 in a day. Despite warnings that the pandemic is not at its peak, the New Delhi government plans to lift more lockdown rules from early June.
The Scandinavian country has come in for widespread criticism for not imposing the strict lockdowns seen elsewhere. Sweden has one of the highest death rates per capita from the novel virus in the world.
India has seen record daily new cases while Pakistan reported its highest number in daily deaths. A donor conference has raised billions for a global vaccine drive. Follow DW for the latest.
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