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India’s Covid-19 surge highlights threat of mutations, experts say

Published Apr 30 2021 at 10:00 AM GMT
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  • The speed at which a second wave of Covid-19 has overtaken India has raised global concerns about a new virus variant circulating in the country.
  • India – now the pandemic’s epicentre – set a global record on Thursday with 375,000 cases, and its hospitals and crematoriums have been stretched to breaking point.
  • The crisis emerged swiftly in recent weeks even after India’s health minister said last month that the country was in the “end game” of its battle with the disease.



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  • Published Apr 30, 2021 10:00 AM GMT