Government’s BIG announcement: COVID-19 vaccinations to be allowed in workplaces – Details here
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Government’s BIG announcement: COVID-19 vaccinations to be allowed in workplaces – Details here


In a significant development, the Centre on Wednesday said that it will allow vaccination sessions to be organised at workplaces (public and private offices), in order to ramp up the Covid-19 vaccination drive across the country.
To increase accessibility to the vaccine to populations 45 years and above, it said vaccination camps can be held at workplaces that have around 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries.
States and Union Territories have been asked to make adequate preparations as the programme will be launched on April 11, 2021.
Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan in a letter to the chief secretaries said a substantial proportion of the population aged 45 years and above is in the organised sector of the economy and is involved in formal occupation in offices (government and private) or manufacturing and services.
“In order to increase the access of vaccine to these populations, COVID-19 vaccination sessions may be organised at workplaces (both public & private) which are having about 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries by tagging these workplaces with an existing COVID vaccination centre,” Bhushan said in the letter.
“Such workplace vaccination centres may be launched across states/Union territories from April 11, 2021,” he said.
Meanwhile, India has surpassed the United States to become the fastest vaccinating country in the world with an average daily rate of 30,93,861 vaccine doses, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.
According to the ministry, the cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 8.70 crores today with more than 33 lakh vaccination doses were administered in the last 24 hours.
Meanwhile, the number of daily new cases continues to rise in the country. 1,15,736 new cases were registered in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike ever in India’s COVID-19 tally.
Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Kerala have shown a rise in the COVID daily new cases. 80.70 percent of the new cases are reported from these eight states.


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