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India's daily COVID-19 cases slow down as infections in New Delhi drop to lowest in more than one year Updated: 2021-06-22 15:17:35 KST

The current wave of COVID-19 in New Delhi is dying down, with the Indian capital reporting just 89 new cases on Tuesday.
That's a huge drop from the peak of the virus wave when the daily tally in the capital alone reached over 28-thousand.
The downward trend can be seen across India, with the country reporting 43-thousand cases on Tuesday almost one tenth of what it was seeing a month ago.
Following the drop, shops and restaurants in New Delhi have opened and trains have started running again.
To consolidate the trend, India is expanding its vaccination drive, offering free shots to every adult.
This has led to record progress as more than 8.6 million people received the shot on Monday alone.
That being said, India, which currently falls behind other Asian countries like Singapore, China and South Korea, is expected to further boost its vaccination rate.
Based on the data collected on June 17th to 19th, Singapore is the front-runner in the region with 80 doses per 100 people.
Vietnam is one of the slowest to roll out vaccines, giving 2.4 doses per hundred people.
Overall, one in five people in Asia have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Over in Europe where that number is higher, around 37 percent of the total population have received their first dose.
Following the vaccine drive, the European Council last week advised to allow travellers from more countries including the U.S., Taiwan, and Hong Kong to enter the EU.
That's in contrast to the latest move by the U.S., which continues to leave its borders shut from overseas travellers.
Ned Price, the State Department spokesman, also said Monday that detailed schedules for a resumption on travelling from Europe cannot be given yet.
Kim Sung-min, Arirang News
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