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COVID-19: Maharashtra only has vaccine stocks for 3 days, says minister

DNA Wednesday, 7 April 2021 ()
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope said that he has already informed the situation to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan about the situation.
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