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Modi gets jab as India expands COVID vaccination drive

PM urges reluctant people to get shots as cases surge in Mumbai

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives his first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on March 1 at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in New Delhi, urging those who are reluctant to get inoculated. (Screenshot from Narendra Modi's Twitter page)

NEW DELHI -- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as India began inoculating people over the age of 60, and those over 45 with existing health conditions.

The country has begun the second round of a massive vaccination drive, which kicked off in January with jabs for health care and front-line workers.

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