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COVID-19 pandemic worst in the past 100 years, says PM Modi

COVID-19 pandemic worst in the past 100 years, says PM Modi

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NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi while admitting that the coronavirus pandemic is the deadliest in the past 100 years, affirmed that the government is stepping up its preparations to

"This is the deadliest pandemic in the past 100 years. The modern world has not seen such a pandemic. Our country has fought this pandemic at many levels," PM Modi said.

"Vaccine supply will be increasing in the coming days. Seven companies in the country are producing different vaccines, 3 vaccine trials at advanced stage," he added.

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"Other than regular vaccines, India is also working on a nazal vaccine," said the PM. "If this works, it will be a great achievement."

New health infrastructure has been developed in the 1.5 years with COVID hospitals, ventilators beds, to preparing a network of testing labs, he further stated, adding that "during the 2nd wave in April-May, demand for medical oxygen increased at an unprecedented rate."

The PM has also confirmed that from June 21, vaccines will be given for free to those above 18 years of age.

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