Maharashtra suspends Covid-19 vaccination for 18-44 age group

Resolution on extending present lockdown-like restrictions shall be taken in subsequent 2-Three days: Tope

Maharashtra Well being Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday introduced that the COVID-19 vaccination drive for folks belonging to the age group of 18-44 years shall be suspended within the state.

Tope introduced the event after a cupboard assembly within the night.

He added that each one the doses which have been bought by the state authorities for the 18-44 age group will now be used to inoculate those that are aged above 45 years.

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“Vaccination for 18-44 age group has been suspended in the meanwhile as a result of scarcity of vaccines. All of the doses bought by the state authorities for the age group will now be diverted for the 45+ class,” he informed media individuals after the assembly.

When requested concerning the lockdown-like restrictions which have been imposed within the state, Tope acknowledged that the cupboard ministers are of the opinion to increase the curbs for 2 extra weeks, in view of the rising variety of coronavirus instances in some districts.

“CM Uddhav Thackeray will take a ultimate resolution and orders shall be issued accordingly within the subsequent two to a few day,” he mentioned.

The present restrictions are set to finish on Might 15.

In the meantime, the Mumbai civic physique is all set to drift world tenders to obtain round 5 million doses of coronavirus vaccines, mayor Kishori Pednekar had mentioned on Monday.

She had mentioned that the doses procured shall be used to manage free jabs to all Mumbaikars.

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