India needs 1.8 billion doses to vaccinate adult population, unlikely to lift export ban – follow live

India needs 1.8 billion doses to vaccinate adult population, unlikely to lift export ban - follow live
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<p>A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a centre in Hyderabad on 15 July 2021</p><p>A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a centre in Hyderabad on 15 July 2021</p>

A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine at a centre in Hyderabad on 15 July 2021

Indian government has informed the Parliament that a total of 1.8 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines are needed to inoculate its entire adult population.

In a written reply, the health ministry said that the population of those over the age of 18 in India is 940 million and therefore, 1.8 billion doses are required to inoculate this age group.

India has so far administered 410 million doses.

Experts have pointed out that the country needs to speed up its vaccination drive to be able to meet the aim of inoculating the entire adult population by year end.

Meanwhile, India is unlikely to remove its ban on the export of vaccines anytime soon, Livemint quoted people familiar with the matter as saying. The external affairs ministry has already said that the priority is to use the vaccines manufactured in India for the domestic inoculation drive.

The number of Covid-19 infections are surging in Germany. Health minister Jens Spahn has warned that the number of infections per 100,000 people over seven days in Germany will reach more than 400 in September if the cases keep increasing at its current pace, according to Reuters.

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Over 4,200 deaths from black fungus reported in India

India’s health minister Mansukh Mandaviya has informed the Parliament that a total of 45,432 cases of mucormycosis, or black fungus, were reported in the country till 15 July. Of these, 4,252 died due to the infection, he said.

At least 84 per cent of the black fungus patients were infected with Covid-19.

Mucormycosis is a rare but serious fungal infection that is caused by a group of molds called mucormycetes. It mostly affects individuals with low immunity or increased blood sugar level.

Akshita Jain22 July 2021 06:04
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Good morning, and welcome to The Independent’s coverage of the coronavirus pandemic for Thursday 22 July, 2021.

Akshita Jain22 July 2021 05:10

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