Vaccinations will be opened to all above 18 from May 1, the government announced on April 19. This comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a series of meetings over India's response to record daily surges in Covid-19 cases. All adults can get Covid-19 shots & states can buy doses directly from vaccine-makers in the "liberalised and accelerated Phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination", the government said. The decision comes on a day the country reported 2.73 lakh new daily cases in the highest spike since the pandemic broke out a year ago. India began inoculating people in January using two Covid-19 vaccines - Serum Institute of India's Covishield developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca & Bharat Biotech's made-in-India Covaxin. So far, the government had allowed vaccinations only for health workers, frontline workers & those above 45 in a centrally-controlled process. In his meetings on April 19, PM Modi stressed that vaccination was "the biggest weapon" in the fight against the coronavirus. Watch the video to know more.
Mamata Banerjee Writes To PM Narendra Modi, Urges Franchise Manufacturing To Increase Vaccination
UPPSC PCS Preliminary Exam 2021 Postponed Amid Rising COVID-19 Cases; New Dates To Be Announced Soon
Sassuolo vs Juventus Live Streaming Online & Match Time in IST: How To Get Free Live Telecast of Serie A 2020–21 on TV & Football Score Updates in India?
Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri 2021 Messages and WhatsApp Stickers: Hari Raya Puasa Facebook Photos, Signal Greetings, HD Images and Telegram Wishes to Celebrate Hari Raya Aidilfitri
UEFA Opens Formal Investigation Into Barcelona, Real Madrid and Juventus' Involvement in Super League
Kuldeep Yadav Misses MS Dhoni Behind the Stumps, Chinaman Bowler Also Opens Up About Being Benched at KKR During IPL 2021 Read More
Coronavirus Surge in India: Indian COVID-19 Variant B.1.617 Detected in 44 Countries, Says WHO
V Muraleedharan Conveys Condolences to Kin of Indian Woman Soumya Santosh Killed in Rocket Attacks by Palestine on Israel
Elon Musk’s 7 Rules to Increase Productivity: From Ditching ‘Excessive Meetings’ to Getting Rid of Acronyms, SpaceX Founder’s Tips For Better Productivity Goes Viral
Israel-Palestine Conflict: India Deeply Concerned at Violence in Jerusalem’s Temple Mount, Evictions in Sheikh Jarrah & Silwan Neighbourhoods
Manchester City Win Premier League 2020–21 Title After Manchester United Lose to 1–2 Against Leicester City
Salman Khan Apologises to Cinema Owners, Feels Radhe Will Mint ‘Zero’ at the Box Office