India’s Information Minister Prakash Javadekar announced on Friday that India would be fully vaccinated against Kovid-19 by next December.
The Ministry of Health has prepared a master plan to produce 2.6 billion doses of the vaccine by next December, meaning that 1.08 billion people will be able to receive their injections, the Indian minister said in a statement. Rejecting criticism of the sluggishness of the current vaccination campaign, Javadekar said that India has given more than 200 million doses so far and ranks second globally in terms of vaccination rate.
“The production capacity of existing vaccines will be increased and other vaccines will be allowed for emergency use in the coming days,” he said. Month. Earlier today, the leader of the main opposition party, Rahul Gandhi, criticized the federal government, saying that at the current rate of vaccination, India will be able to vaccinate everyone within three years only.
In India, three vaccines have been approved so far, namely Kovishield from Oxford-AstraZeneca University, Kovaxin made by the Indian company Bharat Biotech and the Russian vaccine Sputnik V. The country of 1.3 billion people knows a significant drop in infection with 173,390. New cases occurred in the last 24 hours, compared to 400,000 daily cases reported in early April.
Similarly, the number of deaths from the virus decreased from 4,000 daily deaths.
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