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India coronavirus infections: Anxiety over rising number of cases

Experts are advising the federal government to prioritise reducing deaths over containing the spread of the virus.

India has crossed more than half a million coronavirus infections, driven by another record daily increase.

That has led to worries about a shortage of medical equipment, and a scramble to build temporary facilities.

Al Jazeera’s Victoria Gatenby begins our coverage with the situation in India.