Covid orphans are a tragic legacy of India's pandemic

Vedika Sud, Esha Mitra and Julia Hollingsworth - CNN

According to this article from CNN, there are "at least 577 Indian children who lost both parents to Covid between April 1 and May 25, when India was battling its second wave of the outbreak, according to government figures." Other organizations believe that the number could be much higher and fear that many "have been missed in the official count due to the difficulty in tracing children who have lost both parents." Social workers in India "are scrambling to track them down, worried they may be vulnerable to traffickers or end up on the streets if left to fend for themselves."