A health worker walks past a storage room during a trial run of Covid-19 vaccine delivery system in Mumbai, on January 8. India added 16,311 new cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) and 161 related deaths in the previous 24 hour period as the country moves towards rolling out vaccinations.
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A medic and a volunteer take part in a dry run for Covid-19 vaccination at a municipal school in New Delhi on January 8. The country's current tally of coronavirus cases is at 10,466,595, according to the Union health and family welfare ministry on January 11.
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There are 222,526 active cases at present and 10,092,909 patients of the viral disease were discharged on January 10, according to the health ministry's dashboard.
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Visitors out on a smoggy day at Juhu beach in Mumbai on January 10. As many as 16,959 people were cured of Covid-19 according to the bulletin, taking the national recovery rate to 96.42%. India has been reporting less than 300 deaths for over two weeks now adding to what has been one of the lowest deaths per million rate in the world.
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A student sanitizes her hands upon arrival to a school to attend classes after authorities reopened schools for classes for 10 and 12, in Ahmedabad on January 11. The dip in numbers comes as Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to meet all chief ministers to discuss the country's vaccination drive, which will start on January 16.
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A worker fixes a poster during a vaccination dry run at Thane Municipal Corporation's Roja Gardenia Health Center on January 8. The world’s largest immunisation exercise against Covid-19, will kick off with priority to about 30 million healthcare and frontline workers. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called it a “a landmark step” in the fight against the pandemic.
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Refrigerators meant for Covid-19 vaccine storage being unloaded from a truck at Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital in New Delhi on January 7. India plans to inoculate 300 million of its 1.3 billion people free of charge in the first six to eight months of this year. The Drug Controller General of India has approved two coronavirus vaccines for emergency use.
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A health official asks for an ID from a volunteer during a mock vaccination drill in Dharamshala on January 11. More than 61,000 programme managers, 200,000 vaccinators and 370,000 other vaccination team members have been trained for the drive so far at state, district and block levels, according to the health ministry.
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