First shipment of UK Covid medical aid arrives in India
With the government struggling, some young Indian volunteers have set up apps to crowdsource aid and are using social media to direct resources to people in need.
“Some of us do midnight to morning shifts, because the calls don’t stop at 3am,” said Swadha Prasad, 17, who works long hours updating information, verifying the availability of supplies and fielding calls from frantic relatives seeking help.
“We work very hard but we can’t save everyone,” said Prasad, her voice quavering as she recalled efforts to help an 80-year-old woman who died.
The number of new cases has declined in recent days, however, having peaked at 402,000 on Friday.
A mass cremation of victims who died due to coronavirus is seen at a crematorium ground in New Delhi. Reuters
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