Melburnian Deborah Pacheco dreads getting a text message from someone she has not heard from for a while, as the COVID-19 death toll skyrockets in India.
- National Cabinet has agreed to temporarily reduce the number of incoming flights from India by 30 per cent
- Australians in India fear the move will delay their return home
- India reported a record 314,835 COVID-19 cases in a day
She arrived in Goa last November to spend time with her family and has grown increasingly concerned as the pandemic enveloped the country.
“A lot of people who have died, family and friends, from this disease, and we’re hearing something every day. So it’s really disheartening,” she said.