According to the State Health Minister, Maharashtra is in talks to receive the Sputnik vaccine.
On complete unlocking, Rajesh urges people to adhere strictly to norms.
With Maharashtra’s third round of vaccination (for those aged 18 to 44) moving slowly due to a serious vaccine shortage, Health Minister Rajesh Tope has stated that a big stock of the Russian Sputnik V vaccine will be available in the state beginning in July.
He encouraged the Centre to develop a clear vaccination import policy.
“While the Centre has acknowledged a substantial potential of a third wave,” the Health Minister stated, “the Maharashtra government has undertaken all necessary measures to deal with such a recession.”
Mr. Tope urged individuals to closely adhere to standards and follow COVID-appropriate behaviour as the partial or total unlocking began in many areas on Monday.
‘Amidst the State’s best attempts to obtain more vaccines from the Centre, the stock is insufficient. As a result, we are concentrating more on vaccine imports. Mr. Tope stated, “The State administration has already held conversations with Sputnik V vaccine distributors in this respect, and a big stock of the vaccine would be accessible from July-August onwards.”
He requested even those who had been vaccinated, he said, should be cautious and wear masks.
Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, who held a round of online sessions with industry officials and film producers, emphasised the importance of maintaining decorum during the unlocking process.
“We must ensure that, while unlocking, we do not create situations in which the government is forced to impose another lockdown,” Mr. Thackeray added.
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