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Delhi accused of under-reporting coronavirus deaths

Doctors claim fatalities exceed official figures as cemeteries overflow

Relatives wearing protective suits lower the body of a man who died from COVID-19 into a grave in New Delhi.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI (Financial Times) -- New Delhi's regional government has been accused of under-reporting coronavirus deaths as the country eases its strict lockdown in an attempt to kick-start the economy.

Senior doctors and hospital executives at five of the 15 New Delhi hospitals treating Covid-19 cases said many more patients were dying than official figures suggested.

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