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India to Pass 1 Billion Covid-19 Jabs: ET

Nine months after launching huge drive, health authorities are now focusing on ensuring second doses are administered

A woman receives a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by Serum Institute of India n Siliguri, West Bengal. Photo: Reuters

India is set to hit 1 billion Covid-19 vaccinations on Thursday, the Economic Times reported,  nine months after the government initiated its huge jab drive.

Indian authorities are now focusing on ensuring second doses, the paper said. Over the past week, the trend of first doses exceeding second doses has been reversed.

The government is set to mark the day with numerous events, including the release of a song and an audio visual film by health minister Mansukh Mandaviya, while SpiceJet will unveil their new aircraft fleet livery that includes images of prime minister Narendra Modi and healthcare workers.

Read the full story: Economic Times


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George Russell is a freelance writer and editor based in Hong Kong who has lived in Asia since 1996. His work has been published in the Financial Times, The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, New York Post, Variety, Forbes and the South China Morning Post.


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