COVID-19 vaccine capped at Rs 250 in private hospitals, says center

Latest news live update: active case number is 1,59,590. (File)

New Delhi:

The Health Ministry on Saturday said that coronavirus vaccines will be introduced at private hospitals and health centers at Rs 250 per shot. Vaccines will be free in all government hospitals and centers.

The government said on Friday that it would let people choose its own coronavirus vaccination centers when the campaign expanded to cover more than 60 people with more than 45 diseases on Monday.

They can register through the government’s CoWIN 2.0 portal, the Arogya Setu App, or walk into vaccination centers; States will also actively mobilize people.

There are more than 10,000 private hospitals in the country which are approved to provide vaccines in addition to all government hospitals and health centers.

India reported a 16-day spike of more than 16,000 COVID-19 cases on Saturday for the third consecutive day, pushing the infection to 1,10,79,979, increasing the infection to 1,010,79,979, according to Union Health. Ministry statistics.

A total of 16,488 novel coronavirus cases a day, while the death toll rose to 1,56,938, with 113 new deaths, the data was updated at 8 am on Saturday.

Meanwhile, to boost the Congress-led coalition ahead of next month’s elections in Assam, the Bodoland People’s Front or BPF announced on Saturday that it was quitting the ruling BJP-led coalition and joining the opposition front Is happening

“Working for peace, unity and development and to bring a stable government free of corruption in Assam, the Bodoland People’s Front (BPF) has decided to join hands with MAHAJATH. BPF no longer forms friendship or alliance with BJP The upcoming Assam assembly election will work hand-in-hand with BPF Mahajath, “BPF leader Hagrama Mohilary said in a statement on Facebook.

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New Zealand’s Auckland begins its second lockdown in the month

Auckland, New Zealand’s largest city, woke up to a second lockdown in a month on Sunday morning as health officials try to rein in the coronovirus cluster of the more contagious UK version.

The seven-day lockdown was announced late Saturday by Prime Minister Jacinda Erdern, which causes COVID-19 after the mid-at-home order in February to localize the UK version of the new Coronovirus in mid-February.

The genomic sequencing of a new case recorded on Saturday, which prompted the lockdown, was linked to the existing cluster, health officials said on Sunday, bringing it to 13 cases.

“It’s unlikely we will see more cases,” COVID-19 response minister Chris Hipkins told state-owned television network TVNZ on Sunday. “How many cases we don’t know easily at this point.”

The new case has been considered contagious for a week. The 21-year-old student, visited many public places during that time.

US Authorizes Johnson & Johnson Kovid Vaccine for Emergency Use

The US on Saturday authorized Johnson & Johnson’s Kovid vaccine for emergency use, giving the country a third shot to fight the outbreak that killed more than 500,000 Americans.

“The authority of this vaccine extends the availability of vaccination, the best medical prevention method for Kovid-19, to help us in the fight against this epidemic, which has claimed more than half a million lives in the United States,” “Janet Woodcock, director of the Food and Acting Drug Administration.

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