7 May 2021

India fears worst of pandemic yet to come

From First Up, 5:05 am on 7 May 2021

We begin this morning in India where there is criticism and condemnation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government's failed response to the latest deadly wave of Covid-19. The Government is playing catch-up rushing to enlist medical students and the Navy to help staff in overwhelmed hospitals. It all comes as our cricketers flee the country on exclusive flights chartered by the IPL. Ishan Garg is our Indian correspondent. He says there are fears that the worst of the pandemic is yet to come.