Health minister says 264,584 individuals completed Covid-19 vaccination as of yesterday

Darnell Taylor
April 5, 2021

Travel between regions and visits to relatives were being limited through Monday.

Authorities hope the restrictions will limit travel and gatherings over the weekend as the country battles against a spike in infections.

"People are exhausted, but they are aware that protecting health is essential in these times", said Major Fabio Palletta of the Carabinieri military police.

Vietnam has been praised for its record in containing coronavirus outbreaks through mass testing, tracing and strict quarantine, with the country recording just 2,620 cases and 35 deaths. Another 21,000 infections were reported Saturday in Italy, along with 376 dead.

Case rates are beginning to head down, however, with the Health Ministry reporting on Friday "slightly diminished" figures for the second week in a row.

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He said when there was no vaccine, people were drying in large numbers and praying for vaccine and now the vaccine is here, the people must come forward to get a jab to win the war against the pandemic.

With rising cases and several states even lifting mask mandates and with more infectious variants also spreading, health authorities are hoping that the contracts it struck with the now approved vaccine makers will be enough for its entire population. "We'll note them, and then we'll fix them together".

The nationwide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with HCWs. He said the criticism of the regional effort was "nauseating".

The one-page-order, issued by the Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan, comes after "various inputs received from different sources stating that in some of the vaccination centres ineligible beneficiaries are being registered as healthcare and frontline workers and getting vaccinated in complete violation of the prescribed guidelines", noted the Health Ministry. Those changes will be added to instructions for health care workers.

"For those who are Christians celebrating Easter, today means above all to be a good and honest citizens", said the Rev. Michele Viviano, parish priest of the Salesian parish of Don Bosco in San Gregorio di Catania, Sicily.

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There were fewer people than normal at the Capitol on Friday as Congress is in recess; most lawmakers are in their home states. She said Evans was a member of the division's First Responder's Unit. "I just ask that the public continue to keep U.S.


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