Australia’s High Commissioner to India and former NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has described the harrowing scenes of India’s COVID-19 crisis as “pretty grim” as the country alarmingly clocks 290 new cases every minute.

Speaking to Today from New Dehli, Mr Barry O’Farrell said it was relatively safe inside an embassy compound, but outside those protected walls it was like disaster had struck.

“It’s been a grim day overnight for India – 412,000 new infections, something like 290 every minute,” he said.

India is clocking 290 new cases every minute. (Associated Press)

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