Health experts say India missed early alarm, let deadly coronavirus variant spread

India posts daily rise of 132,364 new coronavirus cases

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New Delhi: India reported 132,364 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours on Friday, while the death toll increased by 2,713.

According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of infections is 28.6 million and the death toll is 340,702.

India’s tourism industry has been hit hard by the unprecedented deadly second wave of coronavirus. With the surge of new cases prompting the authorities to implement movement restrictions and blockades, it is difficult for the Indian tourism industry to survive.

“These three months (summer) is our peak season for tourism, making about 75% of our yearly revenue, I can say it’s all gone completely, there is no chance for its recovery,” said President, Tourism Industry Stakeholder Association, Mahendra Kumar Seth on Wednesday (June 02).

Since mid-April this year, the unprecedented surge in coronavirus cases in India has prompted the authorities to implement local lockdowns and multiple travel restrictions, pushing the already troubled tourism industry into a further crisis.

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