Lockdowns reimposed in India as virus cases near 1 million

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India’s coronavirus caseload approaches 1 million, lockdowns are being reimposed in parts of the country as governments try to shield the health system from being overwhelmed. ...

AP Interview: Delhi minister says city faces virus challenge

NEW DELHI (AP) — The acting health minister of India's capital said Saturday that New Delhi is facing a shortage of “trained and experienced” health care workers, providing a major challenge in a city...

New Delhi plans mass screening effort as virus cases surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities are launching a massive coronavirus survey taking down health details from New Delhi's entire population of 29 million, and testing everyone with symptoms by July 6...

Sundarbans devastated by cyclone, as virus halts migration

NEW DELHI (AP) — The powerful cyclone that struck India and Bangladesh last month passed through the vast mangrove forests of the Sundarban delta, a UNESCO world heritage site. The mangroves dissipate...

India struggles with twin challenges of cyclone and pandemic

NEW DELHI (AP) — In the middle of a pandemic, if a cyclone comes hurtling toward you, what should you do? Debasis Shyamal, a fisherman, forgot about social distancing. He crammed him...

Virus outbreak in India market could cause cases to snowball

NEW DELHI (AP) — Health officials are rushing to contain a coronavirus outbreak in one of Asia’s largest fruit and vegetable markets in the southern Indian city of Chennai. So far, t...

Plan to use malaria drug in Mumbai slums temporarily shelved

NEW DELHI (AP) — A plan to give the anti-malarial drug hydroxychloroquine to thousands of people in Mumbai’s crowded slums to prevent coronavirus infections has temporarily been shelved, officials sai...