‘Catastrophic’: South Asia reels from virus surge

South Asia

Early optimism that South Asia might have dodged the worst ravages of the coronavirus pandemic has disappeared as soaring infection rates turn the densely populated region into a global hot spot.

After several months trailing the US and western Europe, cases of Covid-19 are surging across South Asia — home to almost a quarter of the world’s population — where the virus is wreaking havoc on fragile medical systems and underfunded health agencies are pushed to breaking point.

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