Dr VK Paul, the NITI Aayog‘s Member, on Thursday made a statement saying that pregnant women should take both doses of Covid-19 vaccines to avoid future uncertainties. During a press briefing about the current Covid19 situation, he added that pregnant women should go for vaccination in order to avoid the future complications that can affect both the baby and the mother.
Covid appropriate behaviour during festive season
The official asked the general public to follow covid appropriate behaviour while mentioning about the upcoming festive season. The Covid appropriate behaviour(CAB) is a must for everyone as the second wave is still going on.
“Celebrate festivals at home and avoid going outside. Mask is a must for all even after both doses,” Dr VK Paul stressed.
States that provided vaccination to 100 percent of their 18 plus population
Health Ministry officials revealed about the three states/Union Territories which have administered the first dose of vaccine to 100 per cent of their 18-plus population. The states are Dadra & Nagar Haveli, Sikkim & and Himachal Pradesh
Sikkim has managed to provide the second dose to 36 per cent of their population, Himachal Pradesh has administered the second dose to 32 percent of their population and Dadra & Nagar Haveli provided to 18 percent of their population. According to the statements by the officials, 16 percent of the total adult population of the country are fully vaccinated and 54 percent out of them are vaccinated with at least one shot.
Statement given by Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan
“Passengers from the U.K., Europe and the Middle East are already required to take this test. International passengers are to undergo pre-arrival RT-PCR testing at least 72 hours before boarding and only asymptomatic passengers are allowed to board a flight to India. Now, these latest revisions have been communicated to the States to ensure strict compliance so that the import of variants into India may be prevented,” the health secretary said while observing the reports of new mutations in the SARS-CoV-2 virus and the international passengers coming in from South Africa, Bangladesh, China, etc to India due to increasing number of variants of concern and interest. He said they will undergo RT-PCR tests on arrival in India.