With more than 300,000 daily cases reported for nearly two weeks now, India is battling a ferocious second wave of the coronavirus that has overwhelmed its fragile and under-funded healthcare system. Hospitals have been filled to capacity, medical oxygen supplies have run short and morgues and crematoriums have been swamped. The eastern state of Odisha and northern industrial state Haryana became the latest to announce new lockdowns, joining New Delhi, Maharashtra, Karnataka and West Bengal.
- Thisara Perera retires from all forms of international cricket.
- River conservation zones declared for all rivers in the island with immediate effect.