Workers from a village council wearing face shields patrol at the confluence of the river Ganga and the Bay of Bengal on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island, in West Bengal, on January 14. India’s tally of cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) crossed the 10.5 million mark the Union health ministry announced on January 14.
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A medical staff arranges a bed after sanitization was done inside a makeshift isolation ward built to deal with suspected Covid-19 coronavirus patients as Hindu devotees gather at Sagar Island on January 12. India has logged 16,946 new infections in the preceding 24 hours, the ministry announced in its health update.
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A pedestrian walks past a wall mural depicting on Covid-19, on January 13 in Mumbai. With this latest rise, India’s tally of Covid-19 infections reached 10,512,093, the second-highest globally after that of the United States.
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A man distributes face masks amongst sadhus ahead of Makar Sankranti festival at Sagar Island on January 13. Continuing with the trend of more daily recoveries from the disease than new cases, 17,652 more patients recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recovered cases to 10,146,763, the ministry’s dashboard showed.
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A police officer performs prayers in front of a truck carrying the first consignment of COVISHIELD, a coronavirus disease vaccine developed by AstraZeneca and Oxford University, before it leaves the Serum Bio-Pharma Park of Serum Institute of India in Pune on January 12. India is scheduled to begin its vaccination drive on January 16, which is set to be the largest globally.
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A health worker screens a person for coronavirus infection at health fair in Lucknow on January 10. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said 30 million frontline workers will be vaccinated in the first phase, with a total of 300 million citizens to be inoculated in the coming few months.
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Workers unloading the first batch of Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India at a storage facility in Chennai on January 12. Vaccine doses have been transported to specialized facilities from Pune and Hyderabad to various cities across the country, including Delhi.
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A pedestrian walks past a wall mural painted to thank frontline workers from various professions fighting against the spread of the Covid-19 coronavirus, in Mumbai on January 13. Meanwhile, the number of people infected with the new UK variant of SARS-CoV-2 in India has reached 109, the Ministry of health and family welfare said on January 13, up from 102 a day prior.
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