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

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.