The minister, in a press conference, said, " It has been decided that from 1st April, the vaccine will open for everybody above 45 years of age.
The nation is undertaking its biggest vaccine effort in history and the process for allocating doses to counties has proven to raise some challenges. The Cabinet discussed it today and decided after taking into account the task force and scientific experts' advice.
The United States has administered 126,509,736 doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the country as of Monday morning and distributed 156,734,555 doses, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said. Vaccines are available in adequate quantity. But it is also implementing one of the most successful vaccination campaigns.
"As per the advice by scientists and world scientist bodies, 2nd dose can be administered between 4th & 8th week, particularly for COVISHIELD", he said. The Union Minister said he was "not a health expert and did not know the nuances of the United Kingdom variant". We will have to keep wearing masks for another year or year-and-a-half, maintain distance and wash hands.
Osagie Ehanire, minister of health, has raised the alarm over COVID-19 vaccine racketeering at some vaccination centres in Nigeria.
To a question on cases of COVID-19 rising in some states, he said, the central government is in touch with them and there will be effective management.
The next phase of Covid-19 vaccination commenced from March 1 for those who are over 60 years of age and for people aged 45 and above with specific co-morbid conditions.
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Monday said people must follow COVID-19 safety protocols if the State is to avoid another lockdown.
The minister also said the government met with a group from AstraZeneca, whose vaccine Nigeria is using.
Those willing to be vaccinated were asked to register on a government portal after which they will receive the dose in the order of the government's priority.
"He told me that if the number of daily cases in the state remains in the range of 25,000 to 30,000 for the next some days, then we will have to take some stringent steps".
Going forward India will continue to resolutely stand by Bhutan in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, it said.