India invokes Death Penalty as COVID toll mounts

Image: Shutterstock - Manoej Paateel

India is crumbling under the weight of a second wave of Covid-19, following a relaxation of covid safe measures, resulting in a death almost every thirty seconds.

Australia’s Health Minister, Greg Hunt, today announced that Australia is in position to provide excess ventilators to India, but is yet to confirm this.

This morning, the death penalty was threatened to individual’s who interfered with the distribution of oxygen supplies, which spells out the state of panic the country is in.

How did a nation who so productively pulled through their first wave of Covid-19 fall to its knees the second time around?

Download Audio

The Wire is produced in partnership by

Contributor Stations

Supporters and Program Distribution