BHUBANESWAR, MARCH 23, 2021
The Union Government today allowed people above 45 years to get vaccinated against coronavirus from April 1.
“It has been decided that from 1st April, the vaccine will open for everybody above 45 years of age. We request that all eligible should immediately register and get vaccinated,” said Union Minister Prakash Javadekar about the Cabinet decision.
As of now, those aged above 60 years, and only those with co-morbidities and aged above 45 are eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19.
A total of 4,84,94,594 vaccine doses have been administered through 7,84,612 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 AM today.
India’s total active caseload has been rising after touching its lowest mark in mid-February.
It increased to 3,45,377 today, a net rise of 10,731 cases recorded from the total active caseload in a span of 24 hours.
Three states — Maharashtra, Kerala and Punjab — accounted for 75.15 per cent of total active cases in the country. Maharashtra alone accounted for 62.71 per cent of the total active cases in India.