Maharashtra Sees Highest Daily Surge In Covid Cases This Year; Other Top Stories

PUBLISHED ON: March 18, 2021 | Duration: 1 hr, 6 min, 41 sec

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Maharashtra reported 23,179 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday, the highest number of infections this year, and nearly 30 per cent higher than the day before. After opposition accuses the government of exporting vaccines over distributing it within the country, centre hits back and says there is no shortage. India has seen an average of 6.5 per cent vaccine wastage, according to the centre. On Wednesday, Param Bir Singh was removed as Mumbai's police chief and replaced by Hemant Nagrale amid row over a case linked to Mukesh Ambani security scare. Twenty-two of world's 30 most polluted cities are in India, with Delhi being ranked as the most polluted capital city globally. These are some of the top stories this morning.
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