Beyond the Headlines: how did India's Covid crisis get so big?

More than 200,000 people have died of Covid since the start of the pandemic in India

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India hit what it thought was its peak of Covid-19 infections in September 2020 and its cases soon started to decline. But the country now has the world’s second highest number of Covid-19 cases, surpassing Brazil, and now only behind the US.

This new wave of cases is overwhelming India’s hospitals, graveyards and crematoriums, particularly in its biggest cities – Delhi and Mumbai.

On this week's Beyond the Headlines, host Suhail Akram speaks to those affected by the crisis to understand how India’s Covid-19 crisis got so out of hand.