A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of a vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus, at a drive-through vaccination centre inside a shopping mall in Mumbai on June 23, 2021
A health worker inoculates a woman with a dose of a vaccine against the Covid-19 coronavirus, at a drive-through vaccination centre inside a shopping mall in Mumbai on June 23, 2021
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Maharashtra becomes first state in the country to administer 3 crore COVID vaccine doses. Maharashtra crossed this milestone at 2 PM on Friday.

"At 2 pm today, the total Covid-19 vaccination doses administered in the state stood at 3,00,27,217”, said Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Dr Pradeep Vyas.

The Maharashtra Government issued an order on Friday, further tightening the restrictions in a serious bid to curb the virus spread and tackle the threat of the Delta Plus Variant in the state. The decision to impose additional stringent restrictions was unanimously approved by the cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray at its meeting held on Wednesday.


The order states that irrespective of weekly positivity rate and oxygen bed occupancy, Level 3 restrictions will continue. According to the issued order, Level 3 restrictions will continue irrespective of other parameters. If the restrictions are to be lowered below level 3, DDMA can take a call.


The new guidelines announced by the state emphasizes, “Push vaccination through public awareness activities, attempt must be to achieve vaccination of 70 per cent eligible population at the earliest, encourage workplace vaccinations, especially of blue-collar workers”.


Maharashtra on Thursday recorded 9,371 fresh cases, taking the number of active cases to 1,21,767. Besides, 197 COVID-19 deaths were reported in the day, taking the number of total fatalities to 1,19,859.

COVID-19: Maharashtra becomes first state to administer over 3 cr vaccine doses

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