India presses ahead with reopening as daily coronavirus caseload surges to record-breaking high

India is entering a new phase of reopening that will see subway trains running for the first time in months, despite skyrocketing daily coronavirus infections that are showing no sign of slowing down.

The spread of the virus in India has grown in recent weeks, with daily cases there now outpacing both the United States and Brazil, according to tracking data from Johns Hopkins University. Earlier in the pandemic, India had one of the more stringent lockdowns in the world. Since reopening, the virus has surged, and the government continues to take steps to return to normal