Already on track to overtake the United States with the world’s most novel coronavirus infections, India is bracing for a surge of cases in the coming weeks as it heads into its main holiday season with an economy freed of virus restrictions. FILE PHOTO: People wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) sanitize a “pandal” or a temporary platform, next to an idol of Hindu goddess Durga for the upcoming of Durga Puja festival, amidst the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), in Kolkata, India, October 12, 2020. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri/File photo The recent experience of the southern state of Kerala, which was praised for its initial handling of the pandemic, indicates how rapidly the situation can worsen. Reported infections there have jumped by five times since it celebrated the 10-day harvest festival of Onam in late August, far outpacing the two-fold increase in cases nationally over that […]