India coronavirus cases surge to 2.8 million

A health worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) gear collects a swab sample from a woman at a free COVID-19 coronavirus testing centre in Hyderabad on August 19, 2020. – India’s official coronavirus death soared past 50,000 on August 17 as the pandemic rages through smaller cities and rural areas where health care is feeble and stigmatisation rife. (Photo by NOAH SEELAM / AFP)