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COVID-19: Centre asks government employees aged 45 & above to get vaccinated

The Centre has issued a direction for all government employees aged 45 years and above to get themselves vaccinated to contain the spread of COVID-19

COVID-19: Centre asks government employees aged 45 & above to get vaccinated
COVID-19: Centre asks government employees aged 45 & above to get vaccinated
  • The order comes in the backdrop of an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases in India over the last few weeks

  • They are further advised to continue to follow covid-appropriate behaviour, even after vaccination, said the DoPT in an official order

New Delhi: The Centre has issued a direction for all government employees aged 45 years and above to get themselves vaccinated to contain the spread of COVID-19. “… all Central Government employees of the age of 45 years and above are advised to get themselves vaccinated, so as to effectively contain the spread of COVID-19,” said the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) in an official order released on Tuesday. The order comes in the backdrop of an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases in India over the last few weeks.

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“They are further advised to continue to follow covid-appropriate behaviour, even after vaccination, by frequent washing of hands/sanitisation, wearing a mask/face cover and observing social distancing etc,” said the DoPT.

People aged 45 and above can get themselves vaccinated

The government has been monitoring the situation very closely, and based on the strategy adopted for prioritising the groups for vaccination to contain the spread of COVlD-19, currently, all persons of the age of 45 years and above can participate in the vaccination exercise.

India reports over 90,000 COVID-19 infections for 3rd consecutive day

Meanwhile, more than 90,000 COVID-19 infections were reported for the third consecutive day in the country, taking the total tally of cases nationwide to 1,26,86,049, according to the latest updates from the Health Ministry. A total of 96,982 Coronavirus infections have been reported in the past 24 hours, while the death toll has risen to 1,65,547 with 446 daily new fatalities. Several states, including Delhi, Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Odisha, Gujarat, Punjab have imposed night curfew to check the spread of Coronavirus. 

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