On Friday, the world’s second-most populous nation reported a single-day high of nearly 332,730 new cases and record 2,263 deaths.

Iran PressAsia: Hospitals across northern and western India, including the capital New Delhi, say they are fully occupied and running out of oxygen supplies.

Some doctors advised patients to stay at home, while a crematorium in the eastern city of Muzaffarpur said it was being overwhelmed with bodies, and grieving families had to wait their turn. A crematorium east of Delhi built funeral pyres in its parking lot.

"Right now there are no beds, no oxygen. Everything else is secondary," said Shahid Jameel, a virologist, and director of the Trivedi School of Biosciences at Ashoka University. "The infrastructure is crumbling."


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