Over 6.75 crore COVID vaccine doses administered in India so far

Coronavirus Don’t register healthcare other frontline workers for vaccines Centre tells states

Authorities hope the restrictions will limit travel and gatherings over the weekend as the country battles against a spike in infections.

"People are exhausted, but they are aware that protecting health is essential in these times", said Maj.

The Interior Ministry also ordered up extra foot police patrols to break up large gatherings in squares and parks, which over Easter are usually packed with picnic-goers. "It means something is working in this whole mess", said Amato Monatanari, who was pulled over for a check in Rome.

"Both of these revisions positively impact the supply of Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine, which will help provide more vaccine doses to communities and allow shots to get into arms more quickly", Peter Marks, director of FDA's Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research, said.

Case rates are beginning to head down, however, with the Health Ministry reporting on Friday "slightly diminished" figures for the second week in a row.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, in a letter, said registration of persons aged 45 years and above will continue to be permitted on Co-WIN portal, and asked the states/UTs to ensure universal vaccination of already registered healthcare workers (HCWs) and frontline workers (FLWs) at the earliest.

Bhushan said that when India's inoculation programme began in January, the Centre made all efforts to get as many frontline workers vaccinated as possible.

Italy, once the epicentre of Europe's outbreak, has recorded more than 110,000 Covid-19 deaths - second in Europe only to the UK's death toll. "We'll note them, and then we'll fix them together".

The nationwide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with HCWs.

Italy's Covid vaccination rollout has been beset with difficulties.

While tracking the progress, timeline for completing vaccination of all HCWs and FLWs with first dose of COVID-19 vaccine has been extended multiple times and was finally fixed at February 25 for HCWs and March 6 for FLWs, he stated. In the first phase, healthcare workers were administered the vaccine.

On Saturday in Sicily, a church opened its doors temporarily to become a pop-up vaccination center.

"This means also cooperating with the immunization campaign, participating in it and organizing it", he said.



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