- India has achieved an amazing feat by vaccinating over 10 million people in a single day
- On average, Indian health workers had vaccinated 6.9 million people per day, on Friday they broke their previous daily record of 9.6 million
- The country hopes to vaccinate 1.1 billion people by December but supply shortages and administration issues have caused delays
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New Delhi - India has achieved an amazing feat and vaccinated an astounding 10 million in one day.
This beat the countries previous best of 9.2 million vaccinations in a day. This follows the previous deadly wave of Covid-19 that had left 200 000 people dead.
Bill Gates has hailed the massive vaccination drive as a "massive milestone" as India shattered vaccination records.
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The Hindustan Times reported that Gates congratulated India on the success and said that it was a collective effort between the government, research and development community, vaccine manufacturers and the health workers who helped administer the jabs.
Each day on average for the last week, India has vaccinated at least 6.9 million people.
2.2 million Pfizer vaccine doses arrive in South Africa from the US
Briefly News earlier reported that the United States of America has donated 2.2 million more Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines. The jabs arrived in South Africa to help with the vaccine rollout.
So far South Africa has vaccinated over 11.6 million people and is on target to vaccinate 70% of its population by December.
South Africa has already received 5.6 million doses from the US, the largest donation the superpower has made in the fight against Covid-19.
Covid19: South African government considering making vaccination mandatory
Earlier, Briefly News South Africans may be required by the government to get the coronavirus vaccine, this is according to Minister of Health Joe Phaahla.
While Phaahla says vaccinations may be mandatory, the government has not yet made a definitive decision on the matter, according to a report by EWN.
According to Phaahla, the government is now discussing with several stakeholders the practicality of making vaccines mandatory but they are merely investigating their options at this time.
He added that at the moment the government is looking into limiting entertainment and access to workplaces for individuals who choose the jab.