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India's surge hits southern states, prompts more lockdowns

BENGALURU, India (AP) — Two southern states in India became the latest to declare lockdowns, as coronavirus cases surge at breakneck speed across the country and pressure mounts on Prime Minister Nare...

Coronavirus digest: India's southern states order stricter lockdowns

India registered 4,187 deaths linked to COVID and 401,078 new cases in the past 24 hours, the government said on Saturday. This is the fourth time the country recorded over 400,000 daily new infec...

What do Indian COVID patients go through after testing positive?

Anamika (name changed) was making one phone call after another in the middle of the night on April 14 to get an ambulance and a hospital bed for her father, who was gasping for breath. She found out ...

COVID: Why is India facing oxygen shortage?

The exponential surge in India's coronavirus infections over the past few weeks has swamped the health care system, seen patients dying in ambulances and parking lots outside hospitals and overwhe...

India COVID crisis: Pfizer pushes for vaccine approval

US pharmaceutical company Pfizer said on Monday it is in fresh talks with the Indian government over an "expedited approval pathway" for its COVID-19 vaccine. The announcement comes as Ind...

Indian industry body urges curbs to economic activity to save lives

A leading Indian industry body urged authorities to take the “strongest national steps” and to curtail economic activity to save lives on Sunday as the country battles surging coronavirus ...

India's COVID-19 human crisis spirals with record new cases

NEW DELHI (AP) — India’s coronavirus cases climbed again Friday, prompting the army to open up its hospitals in a desperate bid to control a massive humanitarian crisis created by an acute shortage of...

India tops 200,000 dead as virus surge breaks health system

NEW DELHI (AP) — India crossed a grim milestone Wednesday of 200,000 people lost to the coronavirus as a devastating surge of new infections tears through dense cities and rural areas alike and overwh...

COVID: Indian hospitals overwhelmed by new virus wave

India is currently facing the world's worst surge in coronavirus infections, reporting about one in three of all newly confirmed COVID cases worldwide over the past few days. On Tuesday, the In...

COVID: India's PM Modi assesses situation as cases surge

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi chaired a special meeting with top officials on Saturday amid a surge in COVID-19 infections across the country. Modi reviewed the government response to COVI...

India fights virus surge, steps up jabs amid export row

NEW DELHI (AP) — There isn’t any room at Sion Hospital in India’s megacity, Mumbai - approximately all 500 beds reserved for COVID-19 patients are occupied. And with new patients coming in daily, a do...

Indians gather for Holi celebrations as virus cases surge

NEW DELHI (AP) — Hindus threw colored powder and sprayed water in massive Holi celebrations Monday despite many Indian states restricting gatherings to try to contain a coronavirus resurgence rippling...

England wins toss, elects to field in 1st ODI against India

PUNE, India (AP) — England captain Eoin Morgan won the toss Tuesday and elected to field in the first one-day international against India. England is without their three key World Cu...

India's elderly people face neglect during COVID

At a state-run residential care home for the elderly in Faridabad, in the northern Indian state of Haryana, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) from the capital, Delhi, about 300 elderly people eagerly loo...

Rooster kills Indian man during banned cockfight

HYDERABAD, India (AP) — A man was killed by a rooster with a blade tied to its leg during an illegal cockfight in southern India, police said, bringing focus on a practice that continues in some India...