Hell Broke in India in form of COVID-19 Second Wave!
The harrowing images coming out of the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world continue to haunt the world.
The World Health Organization (WHO) stated that the situation in India was a “devastating reminder” of what the coronavirus could do.
The country recorded nearly a million infections in three days, with 346,786 new cases overnight into Saturday. While the number of deaths across India surges to 2,624 in the 24 hours to Saturday, up from 2,263 the previous day.
"They can not cope with the number of dead."@AlexCrawfordSky reports from New Delhi where a makeshift crematorium has been set up outside a hospital as the country struggles to cope with the number of #COVID19 cases and deaths. https://t.co/Vnb2IbTZid pic.twitter.com/gvXpJJblu2— Sky News (@SkyNews) April 24, 2021
Authorities scrambled to supply medical oxygen to hospitals, while in the capital Delhi places run short to cremate the dead.
The government has deployed military planes and trains to get oxygen from the far corners of the country to Delhi.
According to Indian television, an oxygen truck arriving at Delhi’s Batra hospital after it issued an SOS saying it had 90 minutes of oxygen left for its 260 patients.