India has widened its vaccination programme as infections surge and the capital goes into lockdown.
All adults over the age of 18 will be offered a coronavirus jab starting from 1 May, the government said on Monday.The government said last week that it only had 27 million doses - or enough jabs for nine days at current rates of vaccination.
India is currently vaccinating health workers, front line workers and people over 45. The government has also approved a $600 million grant for Serum Institute and Bharat Biotech.
India has been reporting around 200,000 cases daily since 15 April - this is well past its peak last year, when it was averaging around 93,000 cases a day.
Deaths too have been rising. The government confirmed 1,619 deaths from the virus on Monday.
The capital Delhi ordered a six-day lockdown from Monday with city hospitals reporting shortages of beds, oxygen and key medicine.