Parts of India Run Out of Vaccines amid Harrowing Coronavirus Surge

Parts of India Run Out of Vaccines amid Harrowing Coronavirus Surge


All Chinese coronavirus vaccine centers in Mumbai will close for three days starting April 30 due to a shortage of vaccines, municipal government authorities announced Friday.

“The BMC [Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation] will not hold any vaccination camp on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday because existing stock has been exhausted. With this, the civic body is likely to postpone its vaccination drive for 18-44 age category beyond May 1 [sic],” Mumbai city officials said in a statement.

There are 63 civic-run Chinese coronavirus vaccination centers in Mumbai along with 73 centers run by private hospitals, according to the Press Trust of India.

Mumbai is the capital of the western Indian state of Maharashtra. It is India’s largest city and home to a population of 20 million. The coronavirus vaccine shortage has affected not just Mumbai, India’s financial center, but most of Maharashtra, along with several other states. The Indian states

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