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Health workers conduct coronavirus tests for passengers arriving at a railway platform in Mumbai

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India is emerging from the worst of its coronavirus epidemic, with no sign of a second wave in sight. The country with the second largest population in the world has been slowly easing lockdown restrictions since May 2020, but is recording fewer than 100 daily covid-19 deaths on average. This is in contrast to the peak in September, when there were 10 times that number.

Since the first case of covid-19 was reported in the country on 30 January 2020, India has …