Coronavirus caseload in India has passed nine million on Friday, November 20, 2020, as hospitals in the capital New Delhi came under increasing pressure and graveyards began to fill up.
Channels TV reports that the world’s second-worst-hit Country has now also registered more than 132,000 deaths from the disease, according to the latest official figures, which are widely seen as understating the true scale of infection.
India has seen a drop in daily cases over the past month but it is still registering about 45,000 new instances on average every day.
New Delhi, facing the dual scourge of winter pollution and coronavirus, has seen infections soar past half a million with a record rise in daily cases.
On Thursday, the megacity’s Government quadrupled fines for not wearing a mask in an effort to get a grip on the outbreak.
At one of Delhi’s largest cemeteries, burial space is fast running out, gravedigger Mohammed Shamim told AFP.