Coronavirus: India’s doctors, judges fight to prevent third wave as states push ahead with religious gatherings


India’s doctors and judges are fighting a lonely battle to prevent a third wave of the coronavirus pandemic from sweeping the country, as Kerala became the latest state this week to loosen restrictions for a religious festival despite reporting rising case numbers.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday chastised Kerala’s government for allowing a three-day relaxation of Covid-19 curbs ahead of Eid ul-Adha – the Muslim festival of sacrifice known locally as Bakrid – calling it a “shocking state of…

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