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India: Government Accuses Hospital of Intentionally Cutting Off Oxygen to Patients

Government authorities in Agra, India, shut down a private hospital in the city on Tuesday after an audio clip surfaced online of the hospital’s owner allegedly admitting he conducted a “mock drill” in April in which he cut off the oxygen supply of severely ill patients for five minutes to “find out who will die and who will survive,” the Indian Express reported on Wednesday.

Susheela Singh, 72, whose oxygen level is low waits inside an ambulance outside a COVID-19 hospital that was set up at a Sikh Gurdwara in New Delhi, India, Monday, May 10, 2021. She was referred to a bigger hospital in the city. (AP Photo/Ishant Chauhan)

Report: 97% of Indian Households Lost Income Due to Coronavirus

The Center for Monitoring Indian Economy (CMIE), a privately owned think tank based in Mumbai, said Monday over 10 million Indians lost their jobs during the “second wave” of coronavirus infections and 97 percent of Indian households reported a decline of income since the beginning of the pandemic.

NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 29: Indian migrant workers and labourers along with their families stuck in the national capital, with and without protective masks crowd to board buses to return to their native villages, as nationwide lockdown continues over the highly contagious coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 29, 2020 in …

Hindus in South India Erect ‘Corona Goddess’ Temple

Hindu priests in southern India’s Tamil Nadu state have erected a temple dedicated to “Corona Devi (Goddess),” a Hindu goddess created so that Hindus may pray to the Chinese coronavirus and ask it for forgiveness amid India’s punishing new wave of infections and deaths from the disease in recent weeks.

In this picture taken on May 5, 2021, relatives grieve as they arrive for the cremation of their loved one who died due to the Covid-19 coronavirus at a crematorium in Moradabad. - People in India's most populous state Uttar Pradesh are fighting not just a raging pandemic but also …

Facebook’s WhatsApp Sues Indian Federal Government

The Facebook-owned instant messaging application WhatsApp sued the Indian federal government on Wednesday to challenge newly passed regulations by New Delhi that could allow Indian security officials the right to trace people’s private messages.

A data sharing deal will allow Facebook to target advertising at WhatsApp users who are also on the social media platform