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Covid-19 numbers declining; national approach needed on vaccine: NITI Aayog

India has reached a recovery rate of 90 per cent and the positivity rate has declined to around 7.61 per cent.

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Ruchika Chitravanshi New Delhi
The central government on Tuesday asked states not declare any place free of the coronavirus and take a national approach to a future vaccine, reacting after free inoculation politics gathered pace in Bihar and Tamil Nadu. 

“The statements of the state governments have to be respected. From our end we are trying to fine tune the blueprints for vaccine distribution. Preparations are being made,” said V K Paul, member of NITI Aayog and chairman of the government’s committee on vaccines. 

Paul's statement came as the number of coronavirus cases in India in a single day dropped below 40,000

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First Published: Oct 27 2020 | 8:04 PM IST

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