India’s 600,000 strong army of virus-hunting women goes on a two-day strike

By Shruti Srivastava They helped eradicate polio in India and reduced the number of women dying during child birth. But the country’s catastrophic coronavirus outbreak, now the third-largest in the world, has pushed its all-female army of contact-tracing health workers to breaking point. After months of harassment, underpayment and lack…

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