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Stricter virus lockdown imposed in India’s Bangalore

Empty streets, closed shops and a busy crematorium as a stricter virus lockdown is imposed in India's tech-hub of Bangalore to tackle rising Covid-19 cases. The country is suffering from one of the worst outbreaks in the world, reporting nearly 370,000 fresh infections and more than 3,700 new deaths on Monday. The devastating wave has overwhelmed India's healthcare system, and experts have said official figures for cases and fatalities are much lower than the actual numbers. The situation has been worsened by a new more contagious variant and there are fears it could potentially dodge some vaccine protections, according to the World Health Organization.

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