(BBC) – The United States has told its citizens to leave India as soon as possible as the country battles a devastating coronavirus wave.
The overall death toll in India officially surpassed 200,000 on Wednesday, though experts believe the actual number could be much higher.
What has the US said?
In the advisory, US citizens were told “not to travel to India or to leave as soon as it is safe to do so”.
Some US citizens have reported being denied entry to hospitals due to a lack of space, it added.
What’s the latest in India?
Experts fear West Bengal could be the next epicentre. Cases rose by 17,000 on Wednesday – a state record.