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India suspends exams for trainee doctors and nurses amid coronavirus surge – ABC News

As total COVID-19 infections reach 19.93 million, leaving at least 3.4 million people needing treatment, India sends doctors and nurses who haven’t finished their…



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India has postponed exams for trainee doctors and nurses to free them up to fight the world’s biggest surge in coronavirus infections, as the health system crumbles under the weight of new cases and hospitals run out of beds and oxygen.
Key points:

  • New COVID-19 cases in India have risen by over 300,000 for the 12th consecutive day
  • At least 3.4 million people are being treated, and modelling shows cases could peak in the coming days
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government is reluctant to announce…

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