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Delhi Overwhelmed by Covid-19 Cases After City Eases Lockdown

  • City’s hospitals are at capacity, tests are hard to find
  • Local government requisitions more hotels for Covid use
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June 8: Assessing India Prime Minister Modi's Response to Virus Outbreak

India’s capital of 16 million people is set to be the latest city overwhelmed by Covid-19, and the worst may be yet to come.

The defense ministry has closed its doors, its top bureaucrat is in quarantine, while a senior finance ministry official and the government’s top spokesman have the coronavirus. Authorities have requisitioned more hotels and community centers to be used as Covid-19 wards, while bodies are piling up in hospital morgues and crematoriums.