As India continues to battle the novel coronavirus pandemic, there may be good news for individuals above 50 years of age. Union Well being Minister Harsh Vardhan on Monday introduced the individuals above 50 years of age might be administered the coronavirus vaccine from subsequent month.
“We will be in a situation to administer vaccines to those above 50 years of age in March,” he mentioned, including no new COVID-19 instances have been reported within the nation’s 188 districts within the final seven days.
Asserting that about 80 to 85 % frontline employees have been vaccinated to date, he mentioned: “At least 18 to 20 vaccines are in preclinical, clinical and advanced stages and are expected in the coming months.”
The Well being Minister, who was interacting with the media within the nationwide capital, mentioned India is in a stage the place COVID-19 vaccines had been offered to round 25 international locations on the planet.
Vardhan additional mentioned the COVID-19 disaster helped in strengthening the nation’s well being potential, including the disaster was a chance.
India’s complete energetic caseload at the moment stands at 1.39 lakh. The energetic caseload consists of 1.28 % of India’s complete optimistic instances.
33 states and Union Territories have reported lower than 5,000 energetic instances within the final 24 hours.
Tripura and Daman and Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli at the moment have solely two energetic instances every. Kerala, Maharashtra and Karnataka cumulatively account for 77 % of India’s complete energetic instances.