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Indian states call for vaccine age restriction to be lowered as Covid-19 cases surge

April 6, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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India's Maharashtra state and the union territory of Delhi have asked the central government to lower the age limit of those eligible to take the Covid-19 vaccine amid a rise in new cases.

From CNN's Esha Mitra in New Delhi

India's Maharashtra state and the union territory of Delhi have asked the central government to lower the age limit of those eligible to take the Covid-19 vaccine amid a rise in new cases.

"If the central government allows us to vaccinate people on a mass level then we can create thousands of facilities in schools, community centers and start a war of a vaccination drive," Arvind Kejriwal, Chief Minister of Delhi, said Monday.

Since April 1, the Indian government has provided Covid-19 vaccinations to anyone age 45 and over.

Maharashtra state accounts for more than half of the new Covid-19 cases in the country.

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