Wednesday, 27 October, 2021

70-80pc people to be vaccinated by March next: Minister

70-80pc people to be vaccinated by March next: Minister

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The government has geared up its nationwide vaccination drive to inoculate 70-80 percent people by March next year, said Health Minister Zahid Maleque on Saturday, reports UNB.

“So far, 5 crore people have been vaccinated as the countrywide campaign is underway. Fifty percent people will be given the jabs by December and 70-80 percent by March next year. We’ve already procured necessary vaccine jabs,” the minister said.

Zahid Maleque also announced a programme to bring children between 12-17 years of age under the vaccination programme soon.

He was speaking at a progamme arranged by Manikganj District Puja Celebration Council in Sadar upazila, marking Durga Puja, the biggest religious festival of the Hindu community.

He urged the Hindu community to celebrate the festival maintaining health protocols.

On January 27, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina launched the Covid-19 vaccination programme at Kurmitola General Hospital through a videoconference.

The government rolled out a countrywide mass Covid-19 vaccination drive on February 7 vaccinating people aged 55 and above in the first phase.

So far, 15,22,591 people have recovered from the deadly virus infection, the DGHS said.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), if the daily-case positivity rate remains at 5 percent or below for 14 days, it is considered safe for mass unlocking.