Modi’s celebration on Sunday suffered a convincing election defeat in a key state, West Bengal, failing to dislodge its firebrand chief minister, Mamata Banerjee. It retained energy in northeastern Assam state however misplaced in two southern states.
Whereas the 4 states have been already stiff election challenges for Modi’s celebration other than the pandemic, analysts mentioned the outcomes weaken Modi’s place as surging infections cripple the already fragile well being system.
In the meantime, the world’s largest cricket event, the Indian Premier League, mentioned Monday’s match between the Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kolkata Knight Riders could be rescheduled after two gamers examined optimistic for the coronavirus. The 2 gamers have self-isolated and medical personnel have been tracing their contacts.
Regardless of rising instances, the league has held matches each night behind closed doorways because it kicked off in April.
India has confirmed 19.9 million COVID-19 instances for the reason that begin of the pandemic, behind solely the U.S., which has counted greater than 32.4 million. Greater than 218,000 individuals in India have died, in line with the well being ministry. Each figures are regarded as huge undercounts.