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Ministry of Home Affairs has issued a new set of guidelines for effective control of spread in Covid-19 infections. All states and Union territories have have been asked to strictly enforce the ‘test-track-treat’, ensure observance of COVID-appropriate behaviour by everyone and scale up the vaccination drive to cover all target groups.
The authorities have also been directed to follow the prescribed containment strategy, and observe the guidelines and standard operating procedures (SOPs) issued by MHA, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and other ministries/departments.
The government has decided that everybody above 45 years of age will be eligible for vaccination from April 1. Announcing this, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar said, “We request that all eligible should immediately register and get vaccinated.”
Till date, only people above 60 years of age and those in the age group of 45-60 who have co-morbidities were eligible for vaccination. According to the Centre’s estimate, around 27 crore people belong in these categories. Anybody suffering from serious cardiovascular ailments, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, AIDS and persons with disabilities had been included in the list of people suffering from comorbidities.