Major Indian states that have been virus hotpots are easing restrictions as Covid case numbers continue to fall.
National capital Delhi and financial hub, Mumbai, are among the cities that are opening partially.
This comes in the wake of a crushing second wave that saw hospital beds, medicines and even oxygen run short as cases spiked and deaths rose.
But experts continue to advice precaution amid a lagging vaccine drive and the threat posed by new variants.
Publication Date: 7 June 2021
Publication Site: BBC