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As Covid-19 cases wane in India's cities, the virus is spreading undetected in rural areas

A team from the Uttar Pradesh state government preparing to test locals for Covid-19 in Khalidpur village, Meerut district.
A team from the Uttar Pradesh state government preparing to test locals for Covid-19 in Khalidpur village, Meerut district.ST PHOTO: DEBARSHI DASGUPTA

MEERUT, UTTAR PRADESH - Mr Sobir Singh had asked for a lassi. But the ailing 65-year-old died before taking a sip of the yogurt-based drink his son brought him.

"I made him sit up, but he simply collapsed on the bed," said Mr Sonu Chaudhary, 38.

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