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US News India: Shortage of vaccines at Maharashtra, the most affected state by COVID

18:35  09 april  2021
18:35  09 april  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

COVID-19 IN INDIA: The status of Maharashtra Lack of PCR tests

 COVID-19 IN INDIA: The status of Maharashtra Lack of PCR tests © AP - Rajanish Kakade A caregiver member undergoing a CVIV-19 screening test in Bombay, India, April 3, 2021. India continues to see its cases of COVID-19 increase disturbingly. The country recorded more than 150,000 cases over the last 24 hours, a record for the country since the beginning of the epidemic. One-third of these cases are concentrated in a state: that of Maharashtra, where the financial capital is located, Bombay.

Une femme se fait injecter le vaccin AstraZeneca contre le Covid. Le 9 avril 2021. © AFP - Punishing Paranjpe A woman is injected the astrazeneca vaccine against COVID. On April 9, 2021.

India knows in recent days its worst wave of contamination since the beginning of the pandemic with more than 130,000 cases recorded in Thursday, April 8, for about 120 deaths. As a result, the authorities accelerated the vaccination campaign, administered more than 4 million people a day. But it is now the production that does not follow, and several vaccination centers have had to close for vaccines.

with our correspondent in India, Sébastien Farcis

This is the state of the maharastra that pulls the alarm bell. This region of more than 120 million inhabitants is the hardest hit by this wave of contaminations at COVID-19 , and the authorities vaccine there in arms: 400 000 doses are administered daily, a record in the country. But the regional authorities lack doses now, and dozens of centers had to close it since this Thursday.

China doubts of its vaccines and plans to combine them to strengthen their efficiency

 China doubts of its vaccines and plans to combine them to strengthen their efficiency © Copyright 2020, Obs The effectiveness of China's anti-Covid vaccines asked last weekend. The director of the Chinese Disease Control and Prevention Center, Gao Fu, acknowledged on Saturday that their effectiveness was low. They "do not have very high protection rates," he said at a scientific symposium.

The federal government wishes to reassure: it has 24 million doses, two million must be sent to the Maharashtra. This shows, however, that even India, world producer of anti-Covid vaccines, may lack vaccines. The largest manufacturer in the country also warned that it was not very necessary to continue to vaccinate 4 million people a day.

So far, 94 million doses of anti-Covid vaccine have been administered in the country, for a population of 1.3 billion inhabitants.

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COVID-19 in Morocco: a massive and controlled vaccination campaign .
© AFP - Fadel Senna A Moroccan receives a dose of vaccine in Salé, February 12, 2021. Morocco has chosen a vaccination campaign massive, targeting 80% of its population. He goes quickly: in less than three months, more than 12% of Moroccans have been vaccinated. His strategy? Anticipation and control. Morocco launched in the vaccine race in the summer of 2020, with the Chinese. He has since multiplied the sources of supply and avoided a shortage of doses.

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