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Punjab has administrated more than 2.16 crore COVID vaccine doses till date: OP Soni

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | October 25, 2021 03:06 PM

CHANDIGARH: Punjab has administrated more than 2.16 crore COVID vaccine doses till date that comprises inoculation of 1.56 crore people with first dose and 59.61 lakh individuals got fully vaccinated with two doses, informed Deputy Chief Minister cum Health and Family Welfare Minister OP Soni.

The vaccination is being done vigorously throughout the state and special camps are being organized to jab workers on their work-sites, he informed.

Detailing about the active case scenario, DCM informed that as of now COVID 19 is almost under control with only 229 active cases. Three Districts namely SBS Nagar, Muktsar and Mansa have only 1 case while nine others have active cases in single digit. Gurdaspur had 5, Pathankot 9, Kapurthala 7, Sangrur 3, Ferozepur 7, Fatehgarh Sahib 3, Moga 9, Tarn Taran 7 and Barnala had 8 active till Sunday.

Despite the fact that positivity trend is towards the decline we cannot lower the guard even if a single active case exists in the State or the surrounding areas. So, this festive season be celebrated with extreme caution; “Spread happiness, spread festivity but don’t spread virus. Observe full caution and adhere to COVID Safety Protocol”, exhorted Soni.

Get yourself tested if any sign/symptom of COVID 19 is realised. Testing is going on unabated for all suspected cases and till date 1, 52, 08301 COVID tests have been done in the State, said he. Also, keep the surroundings clean, observe ‘dry-day’ on every Sunday and take precaution against dengue, he added.

OP Soni said that vaccination began in the state on 16th January 2021 with Health care workers and then frontline workers were taken under the ambit of the COVID vaccination. After that inoculation for people aged above 60 years of age and above 45 years of age was launched on 1st March and 1st April, respectively.

Deputy Chief Minister said that both Covishield and Covaccine are being used in the state for vaccinating public. Punjab has vaccinated more than 76% of its population with at least one dose and moreover, around 29% of people are fully vaccinated. He appealed to everybody to get jabbed at the earliest and to follow the Covid Appropriate Behaviour as this is the only ways to fight the pandemic.

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