India begins world’s biggest inoculation drive

A sanitation worker has become the first Indian to receive a Covid vaccine as the country began the world’s largest inoculation drive.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the programme, which aims to vaccinate more than 1.3 billion people against Covid. He paid tribute to front-line workers who will be the first to receive jabs. India has recorded the second-highest number of Covid-19 infections in the world after the United States. Millions of doses of two approved vaccines – Covishield and Covaxin – were shipped across the country in the days leading up to the start of the drive.