India coronavirus: Delhi announces lockdown as Covid cases surgeon April 19, 2021 at 7:13 am

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With record daily spikes all of last week, the Indian capital is now the worst-hit city in the country.

Buoyed by a sharp dip in case numbers and the start of the vaccination drive, India began the year on what appeared to be a normal note. But things soon took a turn for the worse as people began leaving home more, wearing masks less and socialising in larger groups. The entry of variants and a lag in the vaccination drive only drove up infections further, experts say.

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