India fastest country to administer over 17 crore Covid vaccine doses

India fastest country to administer over 17 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses
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As per the Union health ministry, India is the fastest country globally to administer more than 17 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses.

India is currently battling the world’s worst outbreak of the deadly virus. The country has administered more than 17 crore vaccine doses in just 114 days. China took 119 days and the United States took 115 days to reach the landmark.

In India, world’s largest vaccination drive has entered its phase-3. Everyone in the age bracket of 18-44 years is getting inoculated.

As per Union health ministry, more than 246,000 beneficiaries in the above-mentioned age bracket across 30 states and UTs were administered the vaccine dose in last 24 hours.

The inoculation drive against the fatal virus began in India on January 16, 2021. India Monday reported 366,161 fresh Covid-19 cases. 3,754 fatalities were also recorded.

Uttar Pradesh has extended the duration of the corona curfew with strict lockdown-like curbs till May 17.

Haryana, which was under a seven-day long lockdown from May 3, has extended it till May 17.
Karnataka stringent restrictions will come into effect till May 24.
Bihar on May 4 imposed a lockdown till May 15.

Now vaccine diplomacy is also speeding up in India and abroad.

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