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Extreme jungle trek sees medics travel four hours to vaccinate people in India

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Health workers are going to extreme lengths to get villagers in remote villages in India vaccinated. Health experts have said that until the virus is contained in countries like India, with its 1.3billion residents, the pandemic won’t be over for the world.

But getting coronavirus vaccinations, which need to be kept cool, to remote areas has proved a challenge. The BBC's south Asia correspondent Rajini Vaidyanathan joined a team of vaccinators as they headed out to a remote district in the north-eastern state of Arunachal Pradesh.

The area, against all odds, has now managed to vaccinate the vast majority of adults, with 80% having been jabbed. The vaccines were loaded into a cool box, driven for an hour, then carried for three more

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