An Indian man who tested positive for the coronavirus got married in full PPE with permission from the government, Monday, April 26, as India grapples with a massive coronavirus surge.
READ MORE: India set new records again Thursday in COVID-19 deaths and infections as its new vaccination registration program stumbled while millions of voters nonetheless turned out for an election in the state of West Bengal.
Under the weight of a disastrous second surge of the disease, India’s efforts to begin registering its 1.4 billion people for inoculations didn’t go well Wednesday when the government launched a website for all Indians 18 and older to sign up for a vaccination drive that is set to begin Saturday.
Many people flooded social media with complaints, however, that either the website had crashed or they were unable to make an appointment.
The problems with the website come as the health ministry reported a record 379,257 new COVID-19 cases Thursday, including 3,645 fatalities, marking yet another one-day record for fatalities. The new figures have pushed India’s coronavirus casualty numbers well past 18.3 million total confirmed cases and 204,832 deaths, according to Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center.