Indian COVID-19 situation turning from ‘bad to worse’: government official

Health worker collects a swab sample from a woman during a rapid antigen COVID-19 testing campaign, on a street in Mumbai

(Refiles to say Tuesday in lede)

NEW DELHI (Reuters) – India’s COVID-19 situation is turning from “bad to worse,” a senior government official said on Tuesday, as infections surge across several states.

“Remember if the cases are more, they will eventually overwhelm the system”, senior health official Vinod Kumar Paul told a news conference.

(This story was refiled to say Tuesday in lede)

(Reporting by Neha Arora and Anuron Mitra; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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