The first week of May has brought no relief to India, where surging cases of COVID-19 continue to dismantle the healthcare system. Since the start of the new month, nearly 400,000 people are getting sick with the virus every single day.
India is struggling with an unprecedented lethal second outbreak of COVID-19. With over 350,000 new cases every day and the total death toll crossing 254,000
West Darakapur village in the Patharpratima Gram Panchayat, West Bengal is a very poor village with 1120 inhabitants. Primary livelihood of the inhabitants is agriculture and fishing.
The government of India imposed a nationwide lockdown starting March to control the spread of COVID-19. The lockdown had a massive impact on the general population, and the hardest hit were the daily wage migrant workers hailing from villages and working in urban cities.