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‘Delhi to get nearly 5 lakh vax doses for 18-44 age group in June’

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Manish-Sisodia

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday announced that the national capital will receive the next supply of Covid-19 vaccine doses for the 18-44 age group in June.

Since the last six days, the vaccination drive for this particular age group in the city has been put on hold at all government-run centers.

During a digital press conference, Sisodia said: “The Centre has informed the Delhi government that vaccines for youth will be supplied in June, but not before June 10. It would a small consignment of vaccines.”

He however, accused the Centre for forcing the people of Delhi pay to get a jab at private hospitals as the free vaccination drive by the state administration was put on hold.

He said Delhi needs 1.84 crore doses of vaccines for around 92 lakh people in the 18-44 age group.

“For the 18-44 age group, the Centre had provided 4.5 lakhs doses of vaccine in April, 3.67 lakh doses were administered in May and nearly 5 lakh doses will be supplied in June,” Sisodia added.

As of today, only the people who are above 45 years of age are getting vaccinated and even for them the Covaxin stock from will not be available from Sunday.

AAP MLA Atishi on Friday told the press that anyone who wanted a e second dose of Covaxin, be it in the 18-44 group or 45-plus group, there was none in Delhi.

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With over 1 cr jabs by afternoon, India sets new record for daily Covid doses

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Mansukh-Mandaviya

 India on Friday set a new record of administering Covid vaccines after administering over a crore jabs by 1.30 p.m., breaking its previous record of 1.33 crore inoculations in a day, said Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

Mandaviya tweeted in Hindi (loosely translated as): “On the occasion of PM Modi’s birthday, India has made a record of fastest vaccination and has crossed the milestone of 1.33 crore vaccinations … and we are moving ahead continuously.” He added in the same tweet, “I hope we will make a new record of vaccination today and will present it like a gift to the PM.”

The Union health ministry aims to set a Covid-19 vaccination record on Friday to mark the 71st birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The BJP has planned a 20-day event called “Seva and Samarpan Abhiyan” to mark Modi’s 20 years in public service.

On Thursday, Mandaviya called for a major push to the Covid-19 vaccination drive during Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s birthday on Friday, saying it would be the perfect gift for him. He also called on people who have not taken the vaccine till now to get inoculated.

Talking about the ongoing mass vaccination drive against Covid-19, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on Thursday said that 20 per cent of India’s adult population have received both doses of Covid-19 vaccine, while 62 per cent have got at least one dose of vaccine. He added that total 34 districts in India are still reporting weekly positivity rate of over 10 per cent, while 32 districts are reporting between 5-10 per cent weekly positive rate.

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Congress screening committee for UP polls announced

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 Congress President Sonia Gandhi has constituted a screening committee for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

The committee has three members and others who are ex-officio members.

The members are Jitendra Singh (chairman) , Deepender Hooda and Vaishali Gaikwad.

The ex-officio members are General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, state Congress President Ajay Kumar Lallu, Congress Legislature Party leader Aradhana Mishra and all AICC secretaries in charge of Uttar Pradesh.

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Delhi CM bans firecrackers on Diwali to fight pollution

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Arvind-Kejriwal

 In a move to fight pollution, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced a complete ban on the storage, sale and usage of firecrackers for the third year in a row.

“In view of the dangerous level of pollution during Diwali in Delhi witnessed in the last three years, we are again imposing a complete ban on the storage, sale and usage of any kind of firecracker to save people’s lives,” Kejriwal tweeted, appealing traders to avoid buying or keeping stocks of crackers this year.

The decision has been made keeping Delhi traders in mind as last year the same announcement at the eleventh hour had left many sellers in confusion for they had already purchased huge stocks weeks ahead of the festival.

With the onset of winter, the capital starts gasping for fresh air as pollution level due to burning of crop-residue in the neighbouring states of UP, Punjab and Haryana starts during the same time. Bursting of firecrackers adds to the problem, leaving the air highly toxic and its citizens with severe breathing problems for at least a week.

Only recently, the chief minister, citing a WAPCOS report, urged the central government to encourage farmers in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab and Haryana to use a Pusa-made bio-decomposer which will resolve the issue of stubble-burning by proving a greener and better alternative to get rid of crop residue.

Other than that, the Delhi government is also working on a Winter Action Plan. All the departments from environment to transport to MCDs have been asked to come up with a plan by September 21 so that a conclusion can be reached by this month end.

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