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COVID vaccines

India to provide free COVID jabs to all 940m adults, Modi says

New Delhi takes over vaccine procurement as ferocious second wave begins to ebb

A painting of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Mumbai touts the country's coronavirus vaccination program.   © Reuters

NEW DELHI -- All Indian citizens above 18 years of age -- about 940 million people -- will be vaccinated against coronavirus for no cost starting June 21, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said Monday as the country fights a ferocious second wave of the pandemic.

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