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Cabinet Secretary reviews Covid 19 situation in the country; Says those eligible for second dose should be given priority in vaccination.

India witnessing early signs of decline in new corona cases, says Health Ministry.

More than 17 crore 51 lakh doses of Covid vaccine administered in the country so far.

Bihar government allocates one thousand crore rupees for free vaccination of 18 to 44 age group.

Telangana government imposes a 10-day lockdown in the state beginning today.

US approves Corona vaccine for children between 12 and 15 years.

Ladakh State Board for Wildlife approves 11 Defence Roads in the Union Territory.

United Nations says India will be world’s fastest growing major economy in 2022.

Nepal’s President calls upon political parties to form a coalition government in the Himalayan nation.

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As the number of Covid cases is on the rise, we appeal to our listeners to take all precautions and all those above 18 years of age to get vaccinated without any hesitation. The vaccination for persons of age between 18 and 44 has begun at designated facilities.

Stay safe and protected by following these three simple steps:

Wear a face mask.

Maintain Do Gaz Ki Doori for social distancing

Focus on hand and face hygiene.

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Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba chaired the 33rd meeting with the States and Union Territories to review the COVID-19 situation in the country. Mr Gauba briefed the States on the action taken by the Government of India in controlling the effect of the COVID pandemic since last year. He informed that the Prime Minister’s active engagement with domestic industries for production and supply of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) since September last year has helped in resolving various logistics issues of transport of LMO on land, air and water.

Mr Gauba insisted that those eligible for second dose of vaccination should be given priority and the vaccination wastage should be minimized. Expressing his concern over the misinformation on the subject of vaccination, he mentioned that all vaccines that are procured either by the Central or the State Governments, are actually meant for the public in the States and there is no consumption at the Central level.

During the meeting, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan requested the States and Union Territories to prioritise in terms of testing, intensive action and local containment of the pandemic, strengthening of hospital infrastructure, augmentation of human resources and rational utilisation of oxygen. He informed about the plan to instal one thousand 213 Pressure Swing Absorption-PSA plants within the next three months. Reiterating the judicious use of vaccines, he stressed the need for an awareness campaign on the importance of completion of both doses of vaccination, for better immunity.

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