|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
  
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
|
News Headline : > Govt working to face pandemic, keep running country’s economy: PM   > UN, Red Cross hail Yemen gov`t-Houthis prisoner deal   > Peace in Afghanistan: A hasty international withdrawal would be unwise   > 9 Serbs held over 1992 Bosnia killings of Muslims   > PM mourns loss of lives, injuries at N’ganj mosque’s AC explosion   > Iran condemns sacrilegious cartoons by French magazine   > Swiss test pilot claims 1st sky jump from solar plane   > PM`s relief assistance to Ramgati victims of Meghna tide   > Turkey proceeds resolutely in defense industry: Erdogan   > Maheshkhali Upazila Shilpakala Academy Executive Council Election Completed  

   International
India begins selecting people for priority COVID-19 vaccines
  17, October, 2020, 10:25:33:PM

REUTERS, MUMBAI:India’s coronavirus infections rose by another 62,212 cases over the previous day and a local media report said on Saturday that the government had begun identifying about 300 million people who would be given the vaccine first when it is ready.

The Times of India said that frontline health and sanitation workers, police officials and elderly people with co-morbidities will get the vaccine on priority.

The plan, which is still in the draft stage, aims to cover 23 percent of the population in the first phase. The final plan is likely to be ready by end October-November, the report said.

The selected individuals will be given an estimated 600 million doses.

Earlier this month, health minister Harsh Vardhan had said that India hopes to receive up to 500 million doses of coronavirus vaccines by July next year to inoculate about 250 million people.

Officials have said that giving the vaccine to India’s 1.3 billion people will be a mammoth exercise, likely to stretch well into 2022.

India`s cumulative tally of coronavirus infections stood at 7.43 million on Saturday, having risen by 62,212 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed.

But the number of active infections slipped below 800,000 for the first time in 1.5 months, which the ministry called a significant achievement.

India has recorded the world`s second-largest number of cases after the United States and worries have been high that there may be further spikes during the ongoing festival season.



  
  সর্বশেষ
Former Lebanese premier tasked to form next government
Turkey invites neighbors in Aegean, E.Med to dialogue
Azerbaijan is right in its cause: Turkish VP
Turkey opposition urges visit to E.med research ship

Chief Advisor : Md. Tajul Islam Editor : Fatema Islam Tania Executive Editor : MM Rahmatullah.
Address : 219 Fakirerpul (1st Lane) Motijheel Dhaka-1000.
Phone : 02-7193878 Mobile : 01912-354555 E-mail : muslimtimes19@gmail.com
Developed By : Dynamic Solution IT   Dynamic Scale BD