India's Modi rejects calls to widen vaccination to younger people

April 8, 2021 12:09 PM EDT

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a gathering before flagging off the "Dandi March", or Salt March, to celebrate the 75th anniversary of India's Independence, in Ahmedabad, India, March 12, 2021. REUTERS/Amit Dave/File Photo

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NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said India will have to keep COVID-19 vaccinations for certain age groups, despite calls from many states to extend the shots to younger people.

India is currently only vaccinating people above 45 years of age and front line workers.

(Reporting by Sankalp Phartiyal; Editing by Andrew Cawthorne)

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