India COVID-19 CRISIS: ONE NATION, Two worlds.
Data show that as of April 30, there were 3790308 new confirmed cases and more than 200000 deaths in India.
The second deadly wave of COVID-19 in India has destroyed the big city of Delhi, Mumbai, Lucknow and Pune. In those places, hospitals and crematoria have run out of space, and funerals even take place in parking lots. But now, the epidemic has been firmly controlled in many small cities, towns and villages, and the reports of the new coronavirus damage in these places are generally lower than the truth.
The world of the underprivileged
An Indian old man’s wife got a new crown and died. In order to prevent the spread of the new crown, the village chased them out. In order to find the crematorium, the old man rode with the body for several hours. When he was tired, he didn’t know how to stop the car, his old companion didn’t know how to put it, and he didn’t know when he would arrive. Is this the last step of life?
The world of the high class
India’s major private aircraft rental, charter service companies ushered in their busiest time.
Every day, I received 80 inquiries about charter flights to Dubai, and took off 12 charter flights a day. Every time it was almost full, the price of air tickets continued to rise, and the supply still exceeded the demand.
Some Bollywood stars, such as Ranbir Kapoor and Disha Patani, have fled India to enjoy exotic food and views.
Indian actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui criticized the sharing of holiday photos by thousands of compatriots as they struggled for their lives. He said: “These entertainment celebrities posting vacation pictures at a time when the world is reeling under the worst recession…. Logon ke paas khana nahin hai aur aap paise phenk rahe ho. Kuch toh sharam karo. (People don’t have food to eat and you are spending money like water. Have some shame.)”
The distinct gap between the rich and the poor makes India two different worlds.
The rich fled India long before the Indian government issued a ban on air travel. The poor are still in disaster.
Compared with the celebrities who fled, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar deserves praise.
Deeply disturbed by the surge in Covid-19 cases, scarce oxygen supply and short-staffed hospitals during India battle with Covid, Bollywood star Akshay Kumar has donated INR 10 million to the Gautam Gambhir Foundation.
Nowadays, India’s funeral industry is collapsing. As a result, the dead are not buried in time, resulting in the accumulation of bodies. If we do not find a way to deal with the corpse, then the corpse will rot, causing a plague, India next faces a double blow. If we want to deal with it, then the possible ways are burial and water burial. Next, the number of floating corpses in the Ganges may increase dramatically. In addition, when the living see that the dead can not be buried and the corpses are piled up like mountains, their spirits may be greatly impacted. Indians will completely lose confidence in life. It is estimated that the suicide rate will rise a lot. It seems that the impact on the epidemic prevention itself is not great. But it will add to the horror of hell in India.
The whole society is crumbling, and the Indian people and government are facing many difficulties.
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