As the highly transmissible Omicron variant of the coronavirus wrecks through nations, India has not been spared nor rested since the birth of the first variant in Wuhan.
Infections are spreading rapidly across the country where daily counts seem to be setting new records.
Australia’s COVID-19 cases, meanwhile, reached a fresh pandemic high on Tuesday as hospital admissions surged.
Countries including China and the Philippines have tightened restrictions to slow down the spread.
Nearly 300 million people have tested positive for COVID-19 worldwide during the past two years, and more than five million deaths have been reported.