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Minggu, 02 Mei 2021

India suffers record daily coronavirus deaths as total new cases dip slightly - ABC News

India has recorded its highest daily death toll since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, with nearly 3,700 people dying in 24 hours.

India's new coronavirus cases dipped marginally on Sunday but deaths due to the infection jumped by a record 3,689. 

Authorities reported 392,488 new cases in the previous 24 hours to push total cases to 19.56 million.

The total death toll in India is now more than 215,000 people.

Indian hospitals, morgues and crematoriums have been overwhelmed as the country has reported more than 300,000 daily cases for more than 10 days straight.

Authorities reported 401,993 new cases on Saturday, the highest ever daily count globally.

Many families have been left on their own to scramble for medicines and oxygen.

Ten Indian states and union territories have imposed some form of restrictions, even as the federal government remains reluctant to impose a national lockdown.

The eastern state of Odisha became the latest to announce a two-week lockdown, joining Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and West Bengal.

Other states, including Uttar Pradesh, Telangana, Assam, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan, have either imposed night curfews or weekend lockdowns.

The Indian Express newspaper reported on Sunday that the country's COVID-19 taskforce had advised the federal government to impose a national lockdown.

A man in a gas mask stands next to a funeral pyre.
Indian cities such as New Delhi have had to resort to mass cremations to dispose of the COVID-19 dead. (

Reuters: Adnan Abidi

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Last month, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said all efforts should be made to avoid a lockdown.

The federal government fears another lockdown will have a devastating impact on the economy.

The lockdown imposed last year after the first COVID-19 outbreak led to job losses as economic output fell a record 24 per cent in April-June 2020 compared with the same period a year earlier.

Mr Modi's government has been criticised for letting millions of largely unmasked people attend religious festivals and crowded political rallies in five states through March and April.

Daily cases in these states have spiked since then.

Reuters reported on Saturday that the federal government had been accused of failing to respond to a warning in early March from its own scientific advisers that a new and more contagious variant was taking hold in the country.

ABC/Reuters

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