No case of South African variant of COVID-19 virus has been discovered within the nation to date, stated NITI Aayog member (well being) Dr VK Paul on Tuesday.
“South Africa variant of COVID-19 is underneath watch. It has come ahead that this variant spreads quicker. As of yesterday, this explicit variant is just not within the nation,” Dr Paul stated whereas addressing a press convention.
The Union Well being Ministry stated that 15 States and union territories haven’t reported any loss of life linked to the coronavirus illness within the final 24 hours.
NITI Aayog member lauded the advance within the COVID-19 state of affairs within the nationwide capital and stated,”It’s exceptional that no loss of life has been reported resulting from COVID-19 in Delhi, within the final 24 hours.”
Dr Paul additionally shared his views on the progress of the COVID-19 vaccination program within the nation and added,” We are able to confidently say that the technique to implement vaccination programme and the expertise of vaccination is now persistently, very extremely rated by folks.”
The well being secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that 97 per cent individuals are glad with the general vaccination expertise.
Mr Bhushan stated that to date 63,10,194 beneficiaries together with healthcare and frontline staff have been vaccinated with the primary dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of now.
“Administration of the second dose of vaccine will start on February 13. We can’t indefinitely carry on scheduling and rescheduling healthcare staff. States/UTs have been suggested that each one healthcare staff have to be scheduled not less than as soon as for vaccination by February 20. Timelines are communicated to states,” he added.
In accordance with Union Well being Ministry, there are 1,43,635 lively COVID-19 instances, 10,54,8,521 discharged and 15,5,158 deaths because of the illness.
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