India’s COVID Emergency: From bad to worse | ‘Black Fungus’ threat and Modi’s slow response | 7NEWS

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    India’s coronavirus crisis is in a perilous position. There is a deadly lack of oxygen, hospital beds, and vaccines. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government has been criticised for its slow response, and the lack of a nationwide lockdown to address the emergency. And now, cases involving the potentially deadly “black fungus”, or mucormycosis, are on the rise, and have doctors across the country worried.

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