India Battles 2nd COVID-19 Wave

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.