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On October 20, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the nation, warned people against complacency in fighting COVID-19 ahead of festival season. He said that the lockdown may be over but the virus persisted in India, adding that the government is swiftly working towards making the vaccine available to all Indians.
Meanwhile, Moderna expects interim results of its COVID-19 vaccine trial in November. If the results turn out positive, the company hopes to get authorisation for emergency use from the US government.