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Coronavirus: India is unlikely to vaccinate all adults by December 31, let’s face it, says Delhi HC


India is unlikely to meet the target of vaccinating its entire adult population against Covid-19 by December 31, the Delhi High Court said on Wednesday, reported The Indian Express.

The court made the observations in response to a petition filed by advocate Rakesh Malhotra pertaining to the pandemic situation in the national capital.

“God knows whether we will achieve our target of December 31 that we have set,” a division bench of Justices Vipin Sanghi and Jasmeet Singh said. “Looks like we are not. Just yesterday, it was in the press that we need to vaccinate 90 lakh people a day to be able to achieve that. How will we achieve that? We don’t have that kind of infrastructure. We don’t have that kind of vaccination. So obviously we are not going to meet it. Let’s face it.”

India completed 200 days of its Covid-19 vaccination drive on August 3. On August 4, a total of 37,45,862 people were administered vaccines. This was a drop of 42.8% as compared to the previous day, Financial Express reported.

A total of 10,295,389 people have been vaccinated against the coronavirus till Tuesday in Delhi, the Hindustan Times reported.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal claimed on July 31 that the city has the capacity to administer 3 lakh doses every day. However, only 50,000 to 80,000 doses are…

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