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Impact of devastating Indian virus surge spreads to politics


Mahesh Kumar A., Associated Press

People wearing face masks as a precaution against coronavirus shop at a vegetables market in Hyderabad, India, Monday, May 3, 2021.

NEW DELHI - As a catastrophic surge of the coronavirus sweeps through India, the leaders of 13 opposition parties urged the government to launch a free vaccination drive and ensure an uninterrupted flow of oxygen to all hospitals.

Several hospital authorities sought court intervention over the weekend to provide oxygen supplies in New Delhi, where a lockdown has been extended by a week in an attempt to contain the wave of infections.

The New Delhi High Court said it would start punishing government officials if supplies of oxygen allocated to hospitals are not delivered.


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