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COVID vaccines

India expands jabs to include everyone aged 45 and older

Mumbai and Delhi ban public 'festival of colors' celebration as cases rise

Men daubed in colors throw powder at each other during Lathmar Holi celebrations amid the pandemic in the northern state of Uttar Pradesh, India on March 24.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- As coronavirus cases continue to surge in India, the country is expanding its vaccination drive to include all people over 45 years of age, a group that covers 340 million and that the government says accounts for 88% of COVID-19 deaths.

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