India uses drones to disinfect virus hotspot as cases surge

Ahmedabad (India) (AFP) – Indian authorities used drones and fire engines to disinfect the pandemic-hit city of Ahmedabad on Saturday, as virus cases surged and police clashed with migrant workers protesting against a reinforced lockdown.The western city of 5.5 million people in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s home state has become a major concern for authorities as they battle an uptick in coronavirus deaths and cases across India.Ahmedabad accounts for 343 of the almost 2,000 deaths reported nationwide and almost 10 percent of India’s cases. Other cities in Gujarat have also been badly hit.Lo…

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