India’s COVID-19 death toll surges past a grim milestone fuelled by a new variant, as bodies of suspected virus victims have been washing up along the country’s Ganges river. Read more:
As India reports its highest ever daily surge of coronavirus cases, CNN's @clarissaward visits a crematorium in the country's holiest city on the banks of Ganges River. The situation "has become so bad that shortages have been reported of wood, needed for the funeral pyres."
India’s devastating second wave was fuelled by a series of “super-spreader” events, which include religious holidays, mass rallies addressed by PM Modi, and pilgrimages to the Ganges river — in pictures
A day ahead of the Shahi Snan - considered to be an auspicious day to take holy dip in the Ganges - more than one lakh devotees were seen on the banks of the river, in clear violation of the COVID-19 rules #COVID19
Hindu pilgrims flocked to take a holy bath in India's Ganges river, even as the country logged the world's highest tally of new daily coronavirus infections.