India planning to deliver coronavirus vaccine to every single citizenChristian Fernsby ▼ | October 21, 2020
As the country's coronavirus cases crossed the 7.6 million mark after it recorded over 54,000 new infections, India said it is readying a strategy to deliver the vaccine to every single citizen.
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The new cases came a day after the country for the first time registered less than 50,000 in the last few months.
Also, with fresh 717 deaths, the nationwide death toll has reached 115,914.
Home Minister Amit Shah said that 343 Indian police personnel have lost their lives in the country's fight against coronavirus.
Premier Narendra Modi said the country is preparing a strategy to deliver vaccine once available to every citizen.
“Efforts are on a war footing to save humanity and many countries, including the country's scientists, are working on the production of a vaccine,” Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in a special address to the nation on Tuesday night.
Saying some of these vaccines are in an advanced stage, Modi added: “The government is also preparing a detailed roadmap to provide the vaccine to every single citizen as soon as it is readily available.” ■