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Health workers collect a nasal swab sample to test for COVID-19 in Hyderabad, India, Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. As India’s coronavirus confirmed cases jump by a record 97,894 cases in the past 24 hours, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faced a scathing opposition criticism in Parliament for its handling of the pandemic and a contracting economy leaving millions jobless on Thursday. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Asia Today: India's gov't criticized over handling of virus

Sep. 17, 2020 11:00 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — India reported another record daily increase in coronavirus infections Thursday after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s government faced scathing opposition criticism in Parliament over its handling of the pandemic and a contracting economy that has left millions jobless. Confirmed...