#WhatTheFAQ: Are Measles making a comeback in Mumbai? Here's what you need to know

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Status in India

India stood fourth among 194 countries in the number of cases of measles recorded between July 2018 and June 2019

Drop in vaccination coverage

COVID-19 restrictions led to a drop in vaccine coverage to 88% (2020) from 100% (2018)

57 vaccine-preventable disease campaigns in 43 countries have been postponed

Elimination targets

Member countries of the WHO South-East Asia Region resolved to eliminate measles and rubella by the year 2023

So far, five countries have eliminated measles