Thursday, January 20, 2022

Odisha: About 59 lakh 51,000 people administered COVID vaccine so far

In Odisha, the COVID-19 vaccination coverage has been extended to about 59 lakh 51 thousand people so far. However, due to non-availability of adequate vaccines, the state could vaccinate only about twenty two thousand beneficiaries at 92 session sites yesterday.  AIR correspondent reports that even as the viral upsurge continues to add fresh infections to the state’s active COVID tally, pushing it further beyond  77 thousand,  the state from yesterday is observing a 14 days lockdown to stamp the surge down. The virus currently is infecting about 8 to 10 thousand people daily.

The state chief secretary yesterday asked senior officials to target arresting the growth rate of the virus in about a week’s  time through heightened awareness among and strict surveillance on the people. To this effect, the government has already put the desired curbs on the movement of the people while disaggregating markets all across to ensure de-crowding during the purchase of essential items that has been allowed in the first half of the day during the lockdown, on all weekdays.

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