India’s hardest-hit state battles huge vaccine shortages

People queue to receive a shot of Covid-19 vaccine at a vaccination centre in Mumbai. India's vaccination programme – which has already administered 94 million shots – is reportedly facing major supply snags in the quest to inoculate its huge population. – EPA pic, April 9, 2021.

LEADING hospitals in India’s most coronavirus-hit state halted vaccinations today, citing shortages as infections across the country crossed 13 million and set a new daily record.

The nation of 1.3 billion is confronting a ferocious second wave that has brought the fastest infection rate since the pandemic began, with nearly 132,000 cases recorded in the past 24 hours.

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