NEW DELHI: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday allowed Covid-19 vaccination at home for differently-abled and those with restricted movements
The Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that we are still in midst of the second wave of Covid-19. Although the number of cases are declining.
For the 12th consecutive week, the weekly positivity rate continues to decline and is less than 3%. Meanwhile the recovery rate is 97.8% in the country, said the health ministry.
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However, the Union health ministry said that 62.73% of total infections reported last week were from Kerala alone. It is the only state with over 1 lakh active cases in a day. Kerala & Maharashtra reported around 31,000 cases odd cases . However, absolute numbers have gone down. Kerala has 62.73% of the total cases in the last week have been reported from Kerala said Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan.
Fears of the third wave of Covid-19 are kicking in as festivals are nearing. The government warned people of mass gatherings in containment zones .
Meanwhile, speaking about the vaccine progress in the country, the government said that they have vaccinated 66% of India’s adult population with at least one shot of the Covid-19 vaccine while 23% have received both doses.
“About 2/3rd of the adult population vaccinated with one dose- 66% of 18+ age group received at least one dose, almost a quarter of adult population have received both doses, it’s an important milestone,” said Dr VK Paul, member health, NITI Aayog.
On the UK rule of 10-day quarantine for those vaccinated in India. Nonetheless the ministry officials said it was a discriminatory practice.
“We believe that the dispensation that is proposed to be implemented from October 4 is a discriminatory practice. We do reserve the right to reciprocate in a similar manner,” Rajesh Bhushan said.
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