Over 80,000 people vaccinated against Covid-19 in Delhi on Saturday

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Strict lockdown measures in England began to be eased on March 29 and Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to update the country with further details about lifting restrictions on Monday, including whether outdoor hospitality can reopen on April 12 as planned.

The Ludhiana residents created a record of sorts when 26,483 people got vaccinated for Covid-19 vaccine in the district today.

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with HCWs getting inoculated and the vaccination of FLWs started from February 2.

Of the 36,71,242 vaccine doses, 33,65,597 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 51,215 sessions for the first dose and 3,05,645 beneficiaries received the second dose of vaccine, the Health ministry said in a statement.

Around one month has elapsed since these timelines and even after starting the vaccination of the population above 60 years, provision was made to register and vaccinate HCWs and FLWs with a view to ensure optimal coverage, he underlined. This decision was taken as some ineligible candidates were getting their names enlisted for coronavirus vaccination in violation of the rules, it said.

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Results also are expected soon from a study of Moderna's vaccine in 12- to 17-year-olds. The vaccine supplies will be produced at Aspen Biopharama plant in South Africa .

Sites across the state administered almost 250,000 vaccines in the past 24 hours, according to Cuomo.

Registrations of persons aged 45 years and above will continue to be permitted on CoWIN platform.

The next phase of COVID-19 vaccination commenced on March 1 for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specified co-morbid conditions.

India is currently in its third phase of coronavirus vaccination drive with everyone above the age of 45 now eligible for the shots. Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu said that under the "Vaccine at Doorsteps" initiative, there is no need to go and stand in the queue at the vaccination centre as now health teams will visit particular area/factory/village/residential society or private establishments for which the need is just to dial up administration for vaccination camp in their localities or premises.

Cumulatively, more than 6.87 crore (6,87,89,138) vaccine doses have been administered through 11,37,456 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am on Friday.

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