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Maharashtra CM sets 100% vaccination goal by November 30 ahead of COVID review meeting

Thackeray has urged them to take both dosages. The state apparatus is already supplementing the Covid vaccination programme to achieve a record number of shots every day.

Maharashtra CM sets 100 per cent COVID vaccination goal by November 30 ahead of COVID review meeting gcw
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New Delhi, First Published Nov 3, 2021, 8:41 AM IST
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A day after Maharashtra recorded a historic drop of Covid-19 infections, Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has tasked the state administration with a huge job. Thackeray wants all Maharashtra residents to be entirely vaccinated by November 30. He has urged them to take both dosages. The state apparatus is already supplementing the Covid vaccination programme to achieve a record number of shots every day.

The decision comes ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Wednesday inspection of Maharashtra's Covid immunisation efforts. On Tuesday, a preparation meeting was held via video conference with the Divisional Commissioners and Collectors.  Following the meeting, the message indicated that residents should be informed that, while Covid infection has dropped, the virus is not yet eradicated. In addition to vaccination, awareness programmes should be carried out to keep people informed. Messages regarding the need of immunisation should be presented in every cinema.

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State Health Minister Rajesh Tope has requested that all local officials participate in the immunisation effort. Both vaccination doses should be made mandatory for health care professionals and frontline employees. According to Chief Secretary Sitaram Kunte, the Collector should analyse vaccination statistics and decide on immunisation strategy appropriately. Special precautions should be taken following Diwali to expedite corona immunisation.

According to the health department, the state of Maharashtra recorded 1,078 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, up 269 from the previous day and 48 new fatalities, up from 10 the day before. With these additions, the statewide total stands at 66,12,965, while the death toll has risen to 1,40,274. More than a dozen districts/municipal corporations have no new Covid-19 cases. The case recovery rate in Maharashtra is presently 97.59 per cent, with a death rate of 2.12 per cent. On Tuesday, the total number of tests done in Maharashtra reached 6,28,43,792, with 91,105 samples analysed in the previous 24 hours.

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