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India Covid crisis: Maharashtra state may extend lockdown until mid-May

Reuters/Mumbai
Filed on April 28, 2021

The state will not go through with a plan to open vaccinations to everyone aged over 18 from May 1 due to a shortage of doses.


India’s western state of Maharashtra, home to the financial capital Mumbai, may extend its lockdown by a fortnight until mid-May to try to halt a rise in coronavirus cases, the state’s health minister said on Wednesday.

The state will not go through with a plan to open vaccinations to everyone aged over 18 from May 1 due to a shortage of doses, Rajesh Tope told reporters.





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