India will commemorate one billion jabs with a song and a film.
Song/film Mughal Red Fort
India is on track to give one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses by early Thursday, marking a key milestone despite a sluggish start, even as a recent decrease in immunizations concerns the government and healthcare professionals.
Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will premiere a song and an audio-visual film in New Delhi’s Mughal-era Red Fort at midday to “honour the momentous milestone,” according to his ministry.
“I appeal to all unvaccinated Indians to get their immunizations as soon as possible and contribute to our historic golden vaccination journey,” Mandaviya wrote on Twitter.
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated the winner on Twitter.
The AstraZeneca vaccine, manufactured locally by the Serum Institute of India, has been used in over 90% of the country’s immunizations. Trending Now: Pitbull’s amazing concert in Riyadh Season 2021 was watched by 250,000 people.
The government intends to vaccinate all 944 million people in India this year. As of today, 75% of them have received at least one dosage, and 31% have received two.
So far, India has reported 34.1 million Covid-19 cases and over 452,000 fatalities, the majority of which occurred during a second wave of Delta variant infections that swept through the nation between April and May.
Despite ample supplies, a “significant percentage” of patients in India had not taken their second dosage by the due date, the health ministry said on Tuesday, as new infections plummeted to their lowest level since early March.
Daily injections have averaged 5 million this month, a sixth of the peak in September, despite states sitting on record supplies of more than 100 million as local production of the AstraZeneca vaccine increases.
Despite the present low number of illnesses, ministry officials have urged people to be vaccinated as soon as possible, especially since the holiday season implies family reunions and mass shopping, boosting the danger of a fresh wave of infections. Watch More: Gulf Tech & News.