The Health and Family Welfare Ministry said that more than 33,000 people have been inoculated in the last 24 hours. Meanwhile, the COVID-19 recovery rate reached 96.83% with the total recovery of more than 13,000 patients in past 24 hours.

According to the SOPs, the authorities concerned have been asked to discourage children below the age of 10, people above the age of 65, pregnant women and people suffering from chronic diseases from participating in the 'Mela'.

As the countrywide inoculation programme is underway, 16,15,504 people were vaccinated in the last 24 hours.

India witnessed 14,849 COVID-19 cases, 15,948 recoveries, and 155 fatalities in the past 24 hours. With 15,948 recovered cases in the last 24 hours, a net decline of 1,254 cases has been recorded in the total active cases in last 24 hours.

In a bid to fight the pandemic, India has supplied COVID-19 vaccines to its neighbors including Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Myanmar, and Bangladesh.

"Namaskar, Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) @narendramodi. Brazil feels honoured to have a great partner to overcome a global obstacle by joining efforts," Bolsonaro wrote in a tweet.

"Today's India is not afraid of working on experiments for solving problems. The world's largest banking inclusion campaign is ongoing in India. The world's largest toilet building, house-providing, clean-drinking water providing, and vaccination drive is in India," PM Modi said.

oovid-19: In their digital interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the beneficiaries and vaccinators will share their first-hand experience of vaccination.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi and chief ministers above the age of 50 will get vaccinated against COVID-19 in the next phase of the nationwide inoculation drive, said sources.

According to an official release, the AN32 aircraft delivered the vaccines to Bhutan, just four days after India's own massive roll-out of the vaccine.