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Delhi Launches Vaccination Campaign to Inoculate All Above 45 within Four Weeks

He added that many people were not coming to the vaccination centre and a team comprising booth level officers will visit every house to book a slot for people.

Arvind Kejriwal (File Photo)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal-(Photo: @arvindkejriwal/Twitter)

New Delhi: Delhi on Monday (June 5) announced that it will at least administered one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to all people above the age of 45 in the next four weeks. The announcement was made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a press conference on Monday. He also said that the vaccine will be made available at the polling stations to ensure easy access to people.

The ‘Jahan Vote, Wahan Vaccination’ campaign will be finished within four weeks.

He added that many people were not coming to the vaccination centre and a team comprising booth level officers will visit every house to book a slot for people.

Door to Door vaccinations will be started by the government to cover everyone above the age of 45.

The team will also try to convince people to take the vaccines.

This exercise will be started in 70 wards from Monday.

Kejriwal added that there are 57 lakhs residents in the national capital above the age of 45 out of which 27 lakh have already got the first dose.

Delhi on Sunday reported 414 new COVID-19 cases a slight spike compared to the 381 cases reported on Saturday.

With the downward surge in cases, the state government began to ease restrictions in a phased manner as shops, malls, and complexes were allowed to open with 50 per cent capacity.

Delhi Metro was also opened with 50 per cent capacity.

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Government offices are also allowed to open with 100 per cent capacity for Garde-1 officers and 50 per cent attendance for officers of other grades.

Private offices will be allowed to open from 10 am to 5 pm with 50 per cent capacity.

With inputs from PTI

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