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DNA Special: PM Narendra Modi takes Covaxin jab but Opposition plays politics?

DNA Monday, 1 March 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday was administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Covaxin at AIIMS, Delhi.
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India's second phase of the vaccination drive began today, opening registerations for people above 60 years and those aged 45 in the second phase of the inoculation drive. In the second phase, Prime Minister was among the first to take the vaccination. Till now questions had been raised that why has...

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AIIMS director Dr. Randeep Guleria spoke on the two main causes behind the spike in Covid cases in India. Dr. Guleria said that a lot of people felt that Covid was over after the vaccine came in January this year. “This gave an opportunity for the virus to spread itself rapidly,” Dr. Guleria said. Dr. Guleria added that religious activities should be done in a restricted manner without hurting sentiments in India. Watch the full video for more details.

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