The CM of Delhi will chair the meeting with the Minister of Health to review the preparation for vaccination against Covid-19
Delhi Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal will chair a meeting to review preparations for the Covid-19 vaccination campaign in the city, the ANI news agency reported on Thursday. The Union’s health minister, Dr. Harsh Vardhan, and the health secretary will also participate in the meeting, ANI reported.
The meeting comes as state governments across the country are preparing to inoculate people once vaccines for Covid-19 gain proper approval from the regulatory body. So far, the Pfizer vaccine developed by the US company and its German partner BioNTech and another candidate developed by Moderna have applied for emergency authorization from the Central Drug Control Organization (CDSCO).
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The Serum Institute of India (SII), which manufactures and tests the Oxford-AstraZeneca coronavirus vaccine in India, has also submitted its application for an emergency use license.
Meanwhile, Delhi’s Health Minister claimed on Wednesday that the Covid-19 situation in the city was under control and that the positivity rate plummeted below one percent.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted on Wednesday that the number of deaths from Covid-19 has dropped a lot, which is “quite satisfying.” “This is the result of the hard work of the people of Delhi. Congratulations to all the people of Delhi, but don’t let your guard down, remain cautious, ”said the CM.
As of Wednesday night, the city has a total of 6,19,618 cases of Covid-19 infections. Total recoveries are 6.01,268. While the death toll from the virus is 10,347.