We will have to keep wearing masks for another year or a year and a half, keep a distance and wash our hands: Prakash Javadekar
The government has announced that from April 1, all people over the age of 45 will be able to receive the COVID-19 treatment and asked them to register for admission. Speaking to reporters about the decisions taken by Cabinet after its meeting, Union Minster Prakash Javadekar said now even more than 45 people without comorbidities could be vaccinated. He asked people who have the right to register to take the jabs.
He said Cabinet had also decided that a second dose of the vaccine could be taken within four to eight weeks, on medical advice. It was supposed to be taken between four to six weeks earlier, but scientists now say taking a second dose within four to eight weeks gives improved results. The Union Cabinet discussed the immunization campaign which has already made rapid and positive progress, Javadekar said.
He said so far, 4.85 crore vaccines have been provided for COVID-19 and more than 32 lakh people have been vaccinated in the last 24 hours.
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