Indian state denies mass COVID deaths linked to election work

About This Source - Al Jazeera English

The video item below is a piece of English language content from Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera is a Qatari state-funded broadcaster based in Doha, Qatar, owned by the Al Jazeera Media Network.

Recent from Al Jazeera English:

  • Why has the US blocked Iranian media websites? | Inside Story
  • What’s behind the US labour shortage? | The Bottom Line
  • Hong Kong’s Apple Daily to shut down after arrests, asset freeze
  • Al Jazeera English published this video item, entitled “Indian state denies mass COVID deaths linked to election work” – below is their description.

    The government in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is denying reports that 1,600 teachers died from coronavirus after taking on polling duties last month.

    Unions say members were threatened with suspension or pay cuts if they did not take part.

    Al Jazeera’s Elizabeth Puranam reports from New Delhi.

    Al Jazeera English YouTube Channel

    Got a comment? Leave your thoughts in the comments section, below. Please note comments are moderated before publication.

    In This Story: COVID-19

    Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

    Symptoms of coronavirus

    The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

    • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
    • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
    • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

    Latest News about Covid-19

    Below are stories from around the globe related to the 2020 outbreak of novel Coronavirus – since the WHO gave the Covid-19 naming. Most recent items are posted nearest the top.

    5 Recent Items: COVID-19

  • Nova Scotia stays with New Brunswick border plan, June 30 opening following border blockade | FULL
  • LIVE TRIAL: CO v Mark Redwine Trial Day 3 – Kathi Barry – Friend of Victim’s Mother
  • LIVE TRIAL: CO v Mark Redwine Trial Day 3 – Cory Redwine – Victim’s Brother
  • Coronavirus rampant: How deadly is Delta? | To The Point
  • Coronavirus vaccine and variants questions answered by WHO scientist – watch live
  • In This Story: India

    India, officially the Republic of India, is a country in South Asia. It is the second-most populous country, the seventh-largest country by land area, and the most populous democracy in the world. New Delhi is the capital.

    It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.

    2 Recent Items: India

  • Unmarked graves found at former Sask. residential school site update | CBC News special coverage
  • Coronavirus rampant: How deadly is Delta? | To The Point
  • In This Story: New Delhi

    New Delhi is the capital of India and an administrative district of NCT Delhi. New Delhi is also the seat of all three branches of the government of India, hosting the Rashtrapati Bhavan, Parliament House, and the Supreme Court of India. Delhi itself is often considered as a hub for international trade.

    2 Recent Items: New Delhi

  • India struggles to vaccinate population outside of cities, towns
  • Assam evictions: Indian gov’t accused of ‘anti-Muslim drive’
  • Leave a Comment