Nearly 40,000 virus cases in India in worst daily spike this year

India on Friday recorded nearly 39,726 coronavirus infections, the highest daily rise since November 29, even as authorities warned against violations of safety measures and prepared for a second virus wave in the country. India, which at 11.5 million has the largest virus caseload after the United States and Brazil, saw a downward trend in infections at the end of 2020 but the numbers have risen sharply in recent weeks. Fresh infections were nearly 11 per cent higher than on Thursday when the country registered 35,871 cases, data released by the federal Health Ministry showed. Another 154 dea…

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