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India Covid-19 deaths cross 300,000 as Japan ramps up vaccinations

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New Delhi (AFP) – India’s Covid-19 death toll topped 300,000 on Monday as it tried to contain its huge outbreak, while Japan opened its first mass vaccination centres just two months before the start of the Olympics. Deadly outbreaks in India, Brazil and elsewhere have pushed global coronavirus fatalities past 3.4 million, even as many wealthy countries such as the United States, Britain and Israel have eased restrictions. The number of new daily infections has fallen in India’s big cities, but cases and deaths have been breaking records in recent weeks with shortages of hospital beds, oxygen …

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