India locks down some towns as coronavirus cases hit five-month high | Reuters (Indian people and governments not immune from bad decisions regarding Covid)

Cases have surged across several states in since late February, following a near-full reopening of the economy and flouting of safety measures such as the wearing of face masks and social distancing, health officials say. More than half the new infections were reported from western Maharashtra state, home to financial capital Mumbai, where millions have returned to work in offices and factories.

Source: India locks down some towns as coronavirus cases hit five-month high | Reuters