A year after: A nation altered by the viral second wave

India has the highest seven-day Covid-19 case trajectory seen in any country and the grim distinction of most single-day infections in any country ever since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic. With a dearth of key drugs, beds and the return of restrictions across major cities, the nation is coping with its own contradictions.
Curated By: Madhu Kapparath
Published: Apr 22, 2021

Image by : Deepak Turbhekar

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Amid rising Covid cases and the announcement of the stringent 15-day curbs, migrant workers from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar wait to board outbound trains at the Lokmanya Tilak Terminus in Mumbai. Many migrants don’t have ration cards and are not eligible for free government aid during lockdowns. Those who do have a ration card have found it difficult to access aid in another state despite the portability scheme. The large scale exodus of migrants in India was one of the regrettable episodes during the lockdown last year