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Relatives embrace next to the body of a person who died due to Covid-19 at a crematorium in New Delhi on May 11.

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has – for the first time in three weeks – addressed the devastation caused by the second wave of the pandemic.

Tens of thousands of people have died across the country as hospitals ran out of basic supplies, unable to cope with the rising number of patients. 

Speaking at a virtual farmers’ benefits meeting, Modi said:

This was the first time the Prime Minister has publicly addressed the crisis that has crippled the country for the past three weeks. 

In his last national address in April, Modi had insisted that…

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