NZ Herald nzherald.co.nz 28 Apr, 2021 00:15 am

Covid 19 coronavirus: India accused of hiding true infection, death statistics

Covid 19 coronavirus: India accused of hiding true infection, death statistics
Crematorium worker says he's been told to write 'sickness' rather than 'Covid' on records.

New Zealand's ban on travel from India lifts at midnight tonight, but new travel rules then come into force that mean only New Zealand citizens and their parents, partners and children will be able to come home from four high-risk countries - India, Brazil, Pakistan and Papua New Guinea.Permanent New Zealand residents will not be able to travel directly here from those nations.Video / CNN Health professionals have accused India of hiding the true number of Covid-19 deaths across the country as it deals with a "tsunami" of new infections.On Sunday, India recorded the highest daily increase in Covid cases in the world, with 352,991 new infections.

Photo / AP On April 17, the state of Gujarat claimed 78 Covid-19 deaths, but newspapers reported 689 cremations linked to the virus took place across seven of the state's cities that same day.Similar complaints have also surfaced in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh.

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