Pandemic Profiles From India’s Capital (Photo Essay)

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NEW DELHI—In just about two weeks as the COVID-19 pandemic surged to record-breaking levels in India, a crematorium in Sare Kale Khan on the outskirts of the country’s national capital region built 125 new pyre platforms, including 75 under construction on May 4. The Epoch Times visited the crematorium on Tuesday and noticed that both the green lawns outside the old crematorium have been speedily converted into an additional facility to manage the demand. Outside the main premises on the side of the dusty, unconstructed road, 75 new pyre platforms are currently under construction. Funeral pyres under construction at a crematorium at Sare Kale Khan outside New Delhi on May 4, 2021. (Venus Upadhyaya): On May 4 New Delhi saw its biggest spike of deaths, with 448 reported in the last 24 hours, while the country saw  357,229 new COVID cases in the same period. The three civic bodies of …

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