India topped more than 100,000 COVID-19 cases per day yesterday and potentially faces an “out of control” virus, The Washington Post reports.
2 major issues:
- Vaccinating 2 million people per day isn’t enough to change the infection dynamic so India, a major vaccine producer, is slowing COVID-19 vaccine exports. This may have major repercussions for other countries.
- With massive numbers of infected people, new and dangerous variants could emerge. A “double mutant” has been found in Maharashtra, the worst-hit state, according to a government statement.
The surge puts the pressure on India to impose new restrictions and accelerate vaccinations, the Hindustan Times reports.
Delhi and other states and territories have announced school closures, according to The Tribune.