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India central bank outlines $6.8bn of COVID relief measures

RBI move comes as nation posts record 3,780 virus-linked deaths

A woman sits inside an ambulance as she waits to enter a COVID-19 hospital for treatment in Ahmedabad, India, on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI -- India's central bank on Wednesday announced a 500-billion rupee ($6.76 billion) liquidity facility under which banks can provide fresh lending support to entities such as vaccine makers, oxygen suppliers, hospitals and patients.

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