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Fear, concern as India coronavirus cases surpass 5 million

CA, 17 Sep 2020
India's coronavirus cases surged past five million on Wednesday with a single-day jump of 90,123 infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed. Residents in various cities expressed fear and concern that people were losing vigilance amid relaxing rules.

India is only the second country in the world to cross the grim milestone of five million cumulative cases, after the United States.

Meanwhile, a hospital in India has deployed a customer-service robot named Mitra to patrol its wards, connecting coronavirus patients to friends and relatives.

Mitra, meaning "friend" in Hindi, is best known for interacting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an event in 2017.

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