India faces increasing difficulty disposing of COVID dead | DW News

The spread of the coronavirus appears to be slowing in India. Cases have fallen for the third day in a row – raising hopes that the worst could soon be over. But deaths from COVID-19 are still rising. More than 4,000 people have again died within a day.

Corpses of COVID-19 victims continue to wash up on the banks of India’s Ganges River. The government is working on boosting vaccine supplies to try and pull the brake on the disaster, which has now claimed the lives of over 270,000 people.

As desperation takes hold in the scramble for covid-19 vaccines and treatment, India’s second wave is also affecting the disposal of the dead.

State officials believe some families are unable to afford the costs of cremation, as demand skyrockets. According to official numbers, India has suffered nearly 4,000 deaths per day for over a week. But the true death toll may be even higher.

There are small signs of improvement. The rapid spread of the virus seems to be slowing – sparking hope that social distancing measures may be starting to have an effect.

More vaccines are also on their way. A second batch of Russia’s Sputnik Vee landed on Sunday. But getting enough vaccine to protect India’s 1.3 billion population will take time.

For now, Indians are left picking up the pieces of the devastation left behind.

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20 comments

  1. Modi I see still🙈how are these greedy monsters charging so much for cremation and oxygen.. humanity is lost

  2. They’re dumping them in the ganges , wait for the cholera outbreak.
    Indians think they are civilised.

  3. Sure…. Mass disposal would make this more Efficient.
    Mass Furnaces..

    “Coming Soon, to a American State, near you!”

  4. یہی‌غلیظ‌کافرفلسطینی‌مسلمانوں‌کو‌مرتا‌دیکھ‌کر‌خوش‌ہو‌رہے‌ہے۔

  5. The world is in the verge of a war and you people are still scavenging over India?? You scavengers are such hypocrites..how much did you pay those Indians who have spoken on camera?

  6. The real death toll is 4 to 5 times higher.
    They have 1.4 billion and the Usa with 330 million 600.000 dead.
    With India 4 times more people it is under estimated and in the Usa they do not use the rivers to dump the death..

  7. Just like the American way!….Greediness has now rubbed off to India…making profit off the misery of its own fellow mankind…it’s just in our nature spread world wide!….All about the Money!

  8. European overwhelmed to know more about coronavirus in India! Why not in German provinces. .! Check out the death rates of Germany on worldometer. .more than India in percentage!

  9. The thumbnail is hilarious 🤣🤣🤣 UN should investigate india for damaging the environment.. They are burning nonstop and the bad air is moving into neighbouring countries 🤣🤣🤣

  10. They don’t need cremation.. They never really burn 100% .. They burn 5% and throw the remaining into the river to feed the tortoises 🤣🤣🤣