As the dead pile up in Gujarat, the state's media is on a warpath with the government over Covid-19  | IAMC
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As the dead pile up in Gujarat, the state’s media is on a warpath with the government over Covid-19 

 

 

On Tuesday, as the second wave of Covid-19 continued surging across India, Gujarat reported 6,690 new cases and 67 deaths across the state – the highest single-day tallies since the start of the pandemic last year.

 

These official figures are grim in themselves, but the reality on the ground is much, much worse, video footage, news reports and interviews with those running crematoriums and burial grounds suggest.

 

In the past three days, almost every news outlet in Gujarat – be it print, television, English-language or Gujarati – has put the spotlight on the staggering mismatch between the government’s official Covid-19 death count and the number of dead being cremated or buried in cities….

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