Mass funeral pyres and graves: Horrific photos show India’s struggle with Covid-19
The Associated Press news agency has published more than a dozen photos this past week, showing the cremation and burial of Covid-19 victims.
Several showed rows of mass funeral pyres ablaze in a New Delhi area that has been turned into a temporary crematorium, while other photos, from Guwahati, in Assam, showed men in protective equipment digging graves before lowering wrapped bodies into them.
The emotional toll of India’s struggle with the coronavirus was also poignantly captured in photographs of relatives of the deceased crying and consoling each other while dressed in full protective equipment, including masks and gloves.
India has become the second most Covid-affected country in the world – beaten only by the United States – with more than 17,300,000 cases and nearly 200,000 deaths.
Despite hosting production centers for two different Covid-19 vaccines, AstraZeneca and Covaxin, India has partially vaccinated just 8.6% of its population and fully vaccinated only 1.6%, leaving it a long way behind other major countries.Also on rt.com At least 13 dead after fire breaks out in ICU ward of Covid-19 hospital near Mumbai, India
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