Countries send aid as India sets new Covid record for fourth day in row

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    Hospitals are overwhelmed, crematoriums overflowing and oxygen is so scarce that people are turning to the black market in an effort to save loved ones – as India struggles to cope with a devastating new surge in Covid infections.

    The UK government is sending nine plane loads of medical equipment, including ventilators and oxygen concentrators – as Boris Johnson said Britain stood “side by side with India in the shared fight against Covid 19”.

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