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Covid variant first detected in India is found in the UK
Seventy-seven cases of B.1.617, which has potentially worrying mutations, reported in England and Scotland

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

15, Apr, 2021 @7:09 PM

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Facebook planned to remove fake accounts in India – until it realized a BJP politician was involved
Whistleblower points to double standard in Facebook’s enforcement of rules against powerful

Julia Carrie Wong in San Francisco and Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

15, Apr, 2021 @10:00 AM

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World at risk of ‘great polarisation’, Scott Morrison tells Indian forum
Democracy and liberal norms are ‘under assault’, the Australian prime minister tells the Raisina Dialogue in New Delhi

Daniel Hurst Foreign affairs and defence correspondent

15, Apr, 2021 @8:30 AM

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Medics’ anger as Delhi orders most beds in private hospitals be reserved for Covid cases
Doctors say ‘absurd’ move, made as second wave surges, is unfair on non-Covid patients

Amrit Dhillon and Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

15, Apr, 2021 @5:46 AM

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‘A tsunami of cases’: desperation as Covid second wave batters India
Doctors speak of a new variant of the virus that appears to be spreading faster than ever before

Hannah Ellis-Petersen in Delhi

14, Apr, 2021 @2:00 AM

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Covid pandemic still growing exponentially, WHO says
World Health Organization says ‘confusion and complacency’ prolonging global situation

Peter Beaumont

12, Apr, 2021 @4:29 PM

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Ganges crowds highlight distancing challenges as Covid cases soar in India
New infections passed 160,000 a day over the weekend, and vaccine shortages are being reported

Michael Safi and Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

12, Apr, 2021 @1:37 PM

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India’s cases surging as deadly second wave spreads, Iran imposes 10-day lockdown – as it happened
India records 145,384 new Covid-19 cases and 794 deaths, the highest number of fatalities in more than five months; lockdown ordered in Iran

Nadeem Badshah, Edna Mohamed and Clea Skopeliti

10, Apr, 2021 @11:08 PM

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New Zealand suspension of travel from India questioned amid fears of racist backlash
Community leader says: ‘We don’t feel like a part of the “team of 5 million” when Indians are singled out like this’

Tess McClure in Auckland

09, Apr, 2021 @1:29 AM

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India carries out record 4.3m daily Covid jabs as cases continue to rise
Country reports 115,000 fresh infections in 24 hours, the highest single-day total anywhere in world

Amrit Dhillon in Delhi

07, Apr, 2021 @2:25 PM

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UK faces difficult path as it resumes courtship with India
Boris Johnson is hoping to improve relations with rising superpower but many roadblocks stand in his way

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic Editor

06, Apr, 2021 @4:00 AM

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India reports national record 103,558 new Covid cases in 24 hours
India has the world’s third-highest number of cases after the US and Brazil

Guardian staff and agencies

05, Apr, 2021 @4:31 AM

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