India also allowed opening of businesses by November last year where large numbers of people worked together with very little scope of practising social distancing. Little did they know that the COVID-19 was a ticking time bomb and when the needle reached zero it was a blast of infections with the central and state government unable to get a grip over the situation.
On 26th April, 2021 India registered 3.52 lakh or 352,991 new COVID-19 cases and 2,812 deaths. One year ago on this very day the total number of infections were 1,607 and 56 deaths. According to sources every minute more than 200 people are getting infected from the novel coronavirus in India. Total confirmed cases of COVID-19 in India is 17 million. So yes the situation is terrifying at this time.
India as of 26th April, 2021 has supplied vaccines to 95 countries with 663.698 lakh doses of Indian made COVID-19 vaccine. Countries like the U.K, U.S.A, U.A.E have agreed to ship the vital raw materials needed for the production of the vaccines. Germany and France have confirmed to send oxygen to overcome the medical oxygen crisis. Iran has said that it is ready to provide any technological assistance if needed.
By the end of May India would be producing 15 million doses of indigenous and foreign vaccines every day. At that pace 75% of the population or 1,020,000,000 people will receive both doses of the vaccine within 9 months.