India COVID-19 Outbreak Could 'Spread Around The World,' Expert Warns

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International Business Times

District authorities have admitted that there was a glitch in the system Saturday night, but they have since denied the allegation.

"Immediately our oxygen mechanic attended to the problem and restored the flow. There has been no casualty due to low flow of oxygen,” Lokesh Kumar Jangid, the additional collector of Barwani, where the deaths occurred, said.  

New coronavirus cases in India reached an all-time low in February. This prompted residents to attend large sporting, religious and social events, including political rallies held by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 

"There was essentially a lot of relaxation of rules," Dr. Amita Gupta, an infectious disease specialist at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health in Baltimore, said.