Virus, what virus? India gets back to work

In this picture taken on October 14, 2020, shoppers crowd a market area in Chennai. India will likely soon have the world's most Covid-19 ccases, but from Maharashtra's whirring factories to Kolkata's thronging markets people are back at work.

Photo credit: Arun Sankar | AFP

What you need to know:

  • After a strict lockdown in March that left millions on the brink of starvation, the government and people of the world's second-most populous country decided life must go on.
  • The pandemic's confirmed fatality rate has been heaviest in richer nations with older populations -- the US death toll is double that of India despite having only a quarter of the population.



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