CM Thackeray wrote that the young generation is also getting infected by the virus, and to prevent the spread, people above 25 years be made eligible for vaccination.
In a letter to PM Modi, CM Thackeray also demanded that Maharashtra be provided 1.5 crore additional doses of Covid vaccines, which will enable the state government to complete within three weeks the vaccination of the beneficiaries above 45 years of age in six districts, including Mumbai, reporting a large number of cases.
CM Uddhav Balasaheb Thackeray has written to the Hon’ble Prime Minister Shri @narendramodi to further lower the age group eligible for vaccination to 25years old to curb the intensity of the rising cases in the state. pic.twitter.com/YWwebaYW9X
Earlier today, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also wrote to the Prime Minister requesting him for relaxation in conditions for opening new vaccination centres as well as relaxation in the age limit for vaccination against Covid-19 and making it available for all.
In a letter, CM Kejriwal said that if the rules for opening new centres are simplified and everyone is allowed to be vaccinated then the Delhi government can vaccinate all Delhi residents within three months.
CM Kejriwal appreciated the government's efforts in the fight against Covid-19 and wrote, "We have got the support of the Centre at every step. I hope that you will also consider these requests so that an effective fight can be fought against coronavirus."
Meanwhile, Covid-19 cases in India hit a record daily high since the outbreak of the pandemic with 1,03,558 new infections, pushing the nationwide caseload to 1,25,89,067, according to the Union Health Ministry data today.
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