India imposes new curbs as Covid-19 cases hit record

India’s target of inoculating 300 million people by August risks being missed with many scared to get the injections or complacent about the virus. – EPA pic, April 7, 2021.

INDIAN Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home region Gujarat became the latest to tighten coronavirus curbs today as the country’s infections surged to a record of almost 116,000 new cases in 24 hours.

Experts blame the country’s fresh wave on people ignoring guidelines and attending huge religious and political events, as well as weddings and cricket matches.

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