Top Indian vaccine maker's production capacity is reportedly 'stressed' as Covid-19 cases rise

By Saheli Roy Choudhury4 days ago

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Key Points

  • Since the start of April, India has reported more than 779,000 cases, with Maharashtra accounting for just over half of them.
  • Media reports said that several states, including Maharashtra, have warned that they are running out of vaccine stock at a crucial juncture where cases are climbing rapidly.
  • In response, the Indian government accused some states, including Maharashtra, of diverting attention away from their failure to control the virus outbreak.

A beneficiary gets vaccinated by health staff during a pan India Covid-19 vaccination drive at Aundh district hospital, on January 16, 2021 in Pune, India.

Pratham Gokhale | Hindustan Times | Getty Images

India reported more than 100,000 new Covid-19 cases over a 24-hour period for the third time this week as South Asia's most populous country pushes ahead with its vaccination campaign.

There were 126,789 new cases reported on Thursday, according to government data. Over 80% of those cases were from ten states including the hard-hit western state of Maharashtra, home to India's financial capital, Mumbai.

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