Centre to allow Covid vaccination at public, private workplaces from April 11

09 Avril, 2021, 00:48 | Auteur: Christine Menetries
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The government has prioritized health workers, teachers, the elderly, indigenous people and people with underlying health conditions for the first vaccination round.

"We have closed 400 vaccination centres and the target is unattainable with the current shortage".

Vieira and other women held a protest on Monday in a street lined with shuttered hotels where they used to work, waving placards bearing messages like "Sex workers are health professionals too" and 'Sex workers are a priority group'.

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"We are part of the priority group because we deal with various types of people and our lives are at risk", said Lucimara Costa, one of the protesting prostitutes.

"We are unable to set target of vaccinating people due to the shortfall".

With a spurt in new Covid-19 cases, Odisha Wednesday requested the Union Health Ministry to release more doses of the vaccine while adding that the state can only conduct vaccinations for another three days with the available stock. For the first time, more than 4,000 deaths were recorded in a single day with 4,195 reported.

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