Millions of Indian migrant workers have lost their job in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic and government lockdowns. Many have returned to their home villages and some are now getting vocational training.
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The catastrophic health situation in India has shaken the image of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who has relied heavily on public relations and perception management since he came to power.
They’re religious, nationalist in nature and currently opposed to a nationwide COVID-19 lockdown — Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro and India's Narendra Modi have much in common. But it is more than an ocean that separates them.
The global body says the variant may be more contagious than the original form and perhaps resistant to vaccines. India has seen massive infection and death rates, though observers say actual numbers are far higher.
From Sunday, those who are fully immunized against COVID-19 are exempt from many restrictions in Germany. The WHO has warned that a variant spreading in India may be dodging vaccine protection. Follow DW for the latest.
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