If one can survive the "ritual washing" in the Ganges, one can survive almost anything. (It's perhaps the filthiest river in the world).Just watched a clip on the news from india and it reminds me of the early days of the virus in some other countries. People dying on the sidewalks and huge funeral pyres burning.
They also showed videos of the religious pilgrimages with tens of thousands of people crowded together at the ganges river. Disaster in the making right there.
But in any case, they are taking brutal hit right now. I hope they can get it under control.