Mystery of India’s lower death rates seems to defy coronavirus trend


Municipal workers in protective gear place the body a man, who died due to coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on the floor before his cremation at a crematorium in Ahmedabad, India, April 22, 2020. REUTERS MUMBAI/AHMEDABAD: Parts of India have recorded dramatic falls in mortality rates after a nationwide lockdown was imposed to fight the new coronavirus, suggesting there has not been an undetected surge in virus-related deaths.