'Faster than the virus': India's financial hub gears up for a third COVID-19 wave


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  • Friday, 21 May 2021

Volunteers work inside a "war room" set up by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to monitor the availability of beds in COVID-19 hospitals across the city and assign the beds to people with severe symptoms in Mumbai, India, May 19, 2021. REUTERS/Niharika Kulkarni

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's crowded financial hub Mumbai won plaudits this year for tackling the second wave of the pandemic better than any other metropolis in the country - and it is gearing up to get ahead of a potential third wave that experts fear could affect children.

Mumbai is building four mammoth centres across the city with units for children infected with COVID-19 and it is working closely with a special task force that includes some of India's top paediatricians, the city's civic chief said.

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