On Sunday, India recorded nearly 104,000 new infections in a single day — a new record.
Some officials blame the surge on a lack of public compliance with protective measures like mask-wearing. Others point to large campaign rallies for forthcoming state elections.
Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd speaks with the BBC's Rajini Vaidyanathan.
This BBC interview can be heard in the Here & Now podcast or with the WBUR app.
This program aired on April 5, 2021. The audio for this program is not available.