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India’s asylum seekers vulnerable to Covid-19 infection with no access to vaccines

Zabi Astanikzai has tried several times in the past month to register himself and his family of five to receive Covid-19 vaccine jabs, but every hospital in New Delhi he visited turned him away. “Our Afghan passports have expired,” the 44-year-old said. “We have UNHRC [United Nations Human Rights Council] asylum seeker cards, but they are not accepted at the hospital for vaccination. “You either need an Adhar card or a driving licence or any other Indian government-issued identity card. We…

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