India, a huge orphanage for the coronavirus

In the Asian country, where 27% of the population is under 14 years of age, there were approximately 20 million orphans before the pandemic. Now, authorities estimate that there are 350,000 more

Two children receive free meals in Calcutta, India.AP

Updated Friday, June 4, 2021 –
01:18

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Three brothers cry on the porch of their house. The oldest of them, 11 years old, tries to compose himself when the neighbors remove his mother’s body wrapped in a white sheet. The woman, who had had a high fever and trouble breathing for a week, has risen dead. The eldest of his children was the one who told the neighbors when he realized that his mother was not breathing when he tried to wake her up to breastfeed the youngest of the brothers, a five-month-old baby.

The woman died from Covid-19

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