COVID-19 pandemic: Permit folks over 25 to get inoculated, Uddhav Thackeray requests Centre
In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra chief minister stated the transfer ‘will shield younger folks from coronavirus after they commute to earn a livelihood’
Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to permit folks above 25 years of age to obtain COVID-19 shots, which he stated will shield the younger folks from the fast unfold of coronavirus at a time when they’re stepping exterior their properties to earn a livelihood.
In a letter to Modi, Thackeray additionally demanded that Maharashtra be offered 1.5 crore further doses of COVID-19 vaccines, which is able to allow the state authorities to finish inside three weeks the vaccination of the beneficiaries above 45 years of age in six districts, together with Mumbai, reporting numerous instances.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has written to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi to additional decrease the age group eligible for vaccination to 25 years outdated to curb the depth of the rising instances within the state. pic.twitter.com/tNa2q8oM5P
— Workplace of Uddhav Thackeray (@OfficeofUT) April 5, 2021
Thackeray additionally apprised the prime minister of the steps being taken by his authorities to interrupt the transmission chain of the viral an infection, stated an announcement issued by the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO).
Thackeray wrote that the younger technology can also be getting contaminated by the virus, and to forestall the unfold, folks above 25 years be made eligible for vaccination.
The chief minister harassed that the youthful folks should journey in public to earn their livelihood. The CMO stated PM Modi had accepted Thackeray’s earlier suggestion to permit folks above 45 years of age to get vaccinated.
The chief minister advised Modi that his authorities was transparently dealing with the pandemic and expanded the vaccination drive, it stated.
On 3 April, 4.62 lakh folks had been vaccinated in Maharashtra, the place 76.86 lakh folks have obtained the jabs to this point.
“The Centre ought to present 1.5 crore further doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Maharashtra. We’ll take three weeks to manage the vaccine to age group above 45 years in six districts of Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur the place the spike of instances is the very best,” the letter acknowledged.
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