India PM Modi says economy getting boost from rising vaccinations

Modi called for vigilance against COVID-19 and recommended wearing masks during festivals

  
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 25, 2021.

India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives to address the 76th Session of the U.N. General Assembly in New York City, U.S., September 25, 2021.

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NEW DELHI  - India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday that economic growth was getting a boost from rising vaccinations across the country and urged citizens to purchase locally manufactured products over the upcoming festive season.

Modi called for vigilance against COVID-19 and recommended wearing masks during festivals.

India's immunisation campaign hit a milestone of 1 billion vaccinations on Thursday. The country has covered three-quarters of its 944 million adults with at least one dose but only 31% with two.  

(Reporting by New Delhi and Bengaluru bureaux Editing by Shri Navaratnam) ((neha.dasgupta@tr.com; +91 11 49548001;))


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