India set record highs for new COVID-19 cases, and the world is responding to its call for help. Planes carrying aid from 40 countries have arrived in the past week, but supplies remain stuck in customs.
Meanwhile, new infections passed 20 million yesterday, nearly doubling the pace set in March. Furthermore, “a lot of people aren’t getting to the [test sites],” John Pudaite of Bibles For The World says.
“The real number [of new cases] could be two to three, even five times as high.”
“In the early days… one of his (Prime Minister Modi’s) ways to address the [pandemic] was to have everyone go outside at a certain time of the evening, bang on pots and pans and chant, ‘go corona; corona, go,’” Pudaite says.
“Some of the Hindu religious leaders were recommending bathing in cow urine and smearing themselves with cow dung; these were supposed to be effective protection against the coronavirus.”
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SOURCE: Mission Network News, Katey Hearth
CALL TO ACTION
- Pray this surge of new COVID-19 cases will be contained.
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