Live news: Modi credits health workers for one bn Covid vaccine milestone

Live news: India is grateful to healthcare workers for administering one billion vaccine does earlier this week, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. The country is “moving ahead with a new enthusiasm” after reaching the Covid-19 vaccine milestone, he said on ‘Mann Ki Baat’, his monthly radio show.

India recorded 15,906 new cases of Covid-19 and 561 deaths due to the disease in 24 hours, said the health ministry on Sunday, marking an almost 3 per cent decline in daily infections from Saturday.

The country has more than 34 million Covid-19 cases and 454,269 people have died of the disease, said the ministry.


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