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COVID vaccines

Bhutan races ahead in COVID-19 vaccines, jabbing 90% of adults

Physician-turned-PM leads extensive coverage within weeks of rollout

MUMBAI -- While India is gripped by a runaway spread of the coronavirus, neighboring Bhutan has administered at least one vaccine dose to more than 90% of adults in just over a month.

As of Thursday, 480,330 people have received the first vaccination in the small Himalayan nation, according to the Bhutanese government, amounting to more than 60% of the overall population of about 770,000 people. Most of them received the jab within two weeks after the rollout started on March 27.

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