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One of the Indian COVID variants have been reported in Texas, affecting two children under 12 . The World Health Organization has classified a COVID variant from India as a global health risk because of its highly contagious nature and evidence suggesting that it can evade some vaccine protections . COVID is killing 120 people per hour in India. Just this week, India set a new single-day COVID record on Thursday, with more than 410,000 new cases . COVID cases have topped 20 million. Things have gotten so bad that cricket, one of the nation’s favorite pastimes, has been halted . India’s vaccination rates are plummeting, thanks partly to the collapsing healthcare system in the country and shortages of the Russian vaccine . A group of India’s leading industrialists urged the country to slow economic activity in order to save lives . The group’s urgings come as India’s daily COVID cases surpassed 400,000 for the first time, signaling a grim new turn in the virus’s spread in that country . The United States has limited travel from India as the country suffers under a massive COVID surge . Perhaps the United States is worried about new strains getting into the country, since India blamed its COVID spike on variants of the virus . Meanwhile, India is planning to allow the annual Amarnath pilgrimage, which may see as many as 600,000 pilgrims , despite being the midst of an unprecedented COVID crisis, with cases surging well beyond the country’s capability […]