India: No space left in cemeteries and crematoriums due to soaring COVID-19 deaths
24 April 2021 | 1:45 pm
There is no space left in the capital Delhi’s crematoriums and graveyards due to the rapidly increasing number of the coronavirus deaths, according to the local sources. While India’s coronavirus situation continues to worsen, with an average of more than 250,000 daily cases, the country reached the highest number of daily COVID-19 death with 1,761 fatalities on Monday.
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