Indians plead for help on Twitter as country grapples with worsening Covid-19 crisis

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Indians plead for help on Twitter as country grapples with worsening Covid-19 crisis” – below is their description.

    As Covid-19 cases continue to surge in India, residents have turned to social media platforms like Twitter to source oxygen cylinders, hospital beds and other emergency supplies. On April 27, 2021, India had reported over 300,000 daily cases for six consecutive days, with more than 2,700 deaths recorded on the same day.

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