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India’s Covid-19 cases surpass 18 million

The number of Covid-19 cases in India has surpassed 18 million as the country struggles with its second wave of the virus.

A total of 379,257 cases and 3,645 deaths were recorded today which is a world record daily infection and death tally.

Since yesterday, registrations have been opened for everyone over the age of 18 with the administering of those vaccinations to take place from Saturday. However, people have complained on social media that they are unable to get a slot or that they can not register due to the website repeatedly crashing.

Although one of the biggest producers of vaccines, the country does not have the stocks for the estimated 600 million eligible people.

Despite the high infection rates and death rates, the government has stated that there are no issues with its vaccine campaign.

As hospitals and crematoriums in India have been overwhelmed by the second wave, an urgent response has been promoted for other countries to send equipment to them, while Ireland is set to send over 700 oxygen concentrators.


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