In a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Maharashtra chief minister mentioned the transfer ‘will defend younger folks from coronavirus once they commute to earn a livelihood’
Mumbai: Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to permit folks above 25 years of age to obtain COVID-19 shots, which he mentioned will defend the younger folks from the fast unfold of coronavirus at a time when they’re stepping exterior their properties to earn a livelihood.
In a letter to Modi, Thackeray additionally demanded that Maharashtra be supplied 1.5 crore further doses of COVID-19 vaccines, which is able to allow the state authorities to finish inside three weeks the vaccination of the beneficiaries above 45 years of age in six districts, together with Mumbai, reporting a lot of instances.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has written to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi to additional decrease the age group eligible for vaccination to 25 years outdated to curb the depth of the rising instances within the state. pic.twitter.com/tNa2q8oM5P
— Workplace of Uddhav Thackeray (@OfficeofUT) April 5, 2021
Thackeray additionally apprised the prime minister of the steps being taken by his authorities to interrupt the transmission chain of the viral an infection, mentioned a press release issued by the Chief Minister’s Workplace (CMO).
Thackeray wrote that the younger technology can be getting contaminated by the virus, and to stop the unfold, folks above 25 years be made eligible for vaccination.
The chief minister burdened that the youthful folks must journey in public to earn their livelihood. The CMO mentioned PM Modi had accepted Thackeray’s earlier suggestion to permit folks above 45 years of age to get vaccinated.
The chief minister instructed Modi that his authorities was transparently dealing with the pandemic and expanded the vaccination drive, it mentioned.
On three April, 4.62 lakh folks have been vaccinated in Maharashtra, the place 76.86 lakh folks have acquired the jabs thus far.
“The Centre ought to present 1.5 crore further doses of COVID-19 vaccine to Maharashtra. We’ll take three weeks to manage the vaccine to age group above 45 years in six districts of Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur the place the spike of instances is the very best,” the letter said.