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Coronavirus: Japan asks Pfizer for more vaccines; India’s Modi urges ‘symbolic’ Kumbh Mela festival

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has asked US drug maker Pfizer Inc. for additional supplies of its Covid-19 vaccine to speed up an inoculation drive that is lagging behind many other countries.Suga, after holding talks with President Joe Biden at the White House, wrapped up his Washington visit on Saturday with a phone call to Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla.Suga asked Burla for additional supplies of the vaccine that would cover all eligible recipients by September, as well as to ensure the…

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