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Tamil Nadu to supply free Covid-19 vaccines to public once available

Move follows similar initiative BJP Manifesto for Bihar polls


On Wednesday, Tamil Nadu reported 3,086 new Covid-19, of which 845 are from Chennai.

T E Narasimhan Chennai
The Tamil Nadu government has decided to supply covid vaccines for free to the public, once they are made available, and is expected to shoulder the entire cost.

On Thursday, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami said, "Once the Covid-19 vaccine is developed, it will be administered free to the people of the state".

His comments come on the heels of the BJP Manifesto for the Bihar election, which states that as soon as the Covid-19 vaccine is produced on a mass scale, every person in Bihar will get it for free. This is the first promise mentioned in

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First Published: Oct 22 2020 | 6:42 PM IST

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