The announcement offers a much-needed boost to the EU’s sluggish and much-criticized vaccine rollout.
She also said the state government will spell out measures to deal with the second wave of the pandemic later in the day.
Anthony Fauci, the president's chief medical adviser, will do video clips on Snapchat, while Facebook and Twitter will send out push alerts to notify users that they're eligible to receive the vaccine
Meanwhile, the state has received another consignment of two lakh doses of Covishield vaccine from Serum Institute, Pune.
The number of “available” vaccines includes the balance number of vaccines, which are left with the State government, and the vaccines that are in the pipeline to be provided to the states.
The current wave has surprised the virus at such a lackadaisical attitude of the government towards the threat posed by it.
These are truly testing times, even for political philosophies upheld by nations.
DMK president MK Stalin and MPs from the party wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday, urging him to allocate more vaccines to Tamil Nadu.
The State has vaccine stock left for just three more days, senior Health Department officials have confirmed to Express.
He said FIRs will be filed under the Public Health Act against those behind social media messages that falsely claim that actor Vivekh’s death was related to vaccine.
Pushpa of Bahadurpur village was taken to a Garhwar hospital following pain in her chest and a doctor administered an injection while referring her to the district hospital.
Amid spiralling coronavirus cases in the country, the demand for medical oxygen in the country has gone through the roof.
In her two-page letter to the prime minister, Banerjee said that vaccines, medicines and oxygen are of paramount importance to contain the second COVID wave.
Another two lakh Covishield vaccine doses likely to arrive today.
The State had been anticipating a consignment of 2.7 lakh doses on Saturday morning.