Officials in India say six major cities are coronavirus hot spots, including the capital city, New Delhi. Democracy Now! goes there to speak with writer and activist Arundhati Roy, who has a new essay on how The Pandemic Is a Portal.
She says, "You have the sense that you're sitting on some kind of explosive substance," and describes how the government of Narendra Modi is using the pandemic to crackdown on opponents and dissidents.
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