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DW News published this video item, entitled “New prospects for India’s migrant workforce? | DW News” – below is their description.
When the first COVID-19 wave hit India, millions of migrant workers lost their jobs. Strict lockdowns meant their source of income in the cities was cut off overnight, forcing many to move back to their villages. Nearly a year on, many are still there. Some rural communities believe it could be a blessing in disguise — as they hope returning migrant workers could help breathe new life into their economies.
Several Indian states opened mass vaccination sites on Monday at school grounds, auditoriums, and other facilities, as the government’s free COVID inoculation drive expanded to anyone above 18.
The country has fallen behind on its vaccination program released in January with its target of inoculating at least 300 million people by mid-2021.
So far less than 5% of India’s 1.3 billion population has been fully vaccinated and 280 million have received at least one vaccine dose.DW News YouTube Channel
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In This Story: COVID-19
Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.
Symptoms of coronavirus
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- a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
- a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
- shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)
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In This Story: India
It has an exceptionally diverse population, with Hindus, Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists, Jains and other religions speaking over 21 recognised languages.
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In This Story: Vaccine
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