Homeless people in New Delhi queue up at a shelter where officials help them to register for the country’s vaccination programme. Photo: AFP Homeless people in New Delhi queue up at a shelter where officials help them to register for the country’s vaccination programme. Photo: AFP
Homeless people in New Delhi queue up at a shelter where officials help them to register for the country’s vaccination programme. Photo: AFP

India’s digital divide is hampering its mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign

  • Millions of Indians do not have access to the internet or a smartphone, yet vaccine registration can only be done online through a government portal
  • Other challenges include vaccine hesitancy and misinformation, people lacking identification documents, and the status of refugees such as Rohingya

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Homeless people in New Delhi queue up at a shelter where officials help them to register for the country’s vaccination programme. Photo: AFP Homeless people in New Delhi queue up at a shelter where officials help them to register for the country’s vaccination programme. Photo: AFP
Homeless people in New Delhi queue up at a shelter where officials help them to register for the country’s vaccination programme. Photo: AFP
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