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Delhi to offer free COVID booster dose for eligible people

Delhi to offer free COVID booster dose for eligible people

As the number of COVID-19 cases is rising, the Delhi government decided to provide free COVID-19 booster dose to all eligible beneficiaries.

Eligible people in the age group of 18-59 years in Delhi can utilize the opportunity and get vaccinated at government vaccination centres across the city.

The central government started administering the booster or precautionary dose of COVID-19 to all adult people on April 10. In this scenario, the health department issued an order stating that all eligible people in the age group of 18-59 years will be given a precautionary dose, free of cost at all government vaccination centres from April 21.

There is no need for an online appointment for getting vaccinated. Walk-in will also be available and necessary changes have been made in the Co-WIN portal for Delhi.

The Delhi government made the wearing of face masks mandatory in public places in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in the national capital. Those who violate the rule will be levied a fine of ₹500.

Notably, the government relaxed the wearing a face mask very recently, due to a decline in COVID-19 cases. But, due to a sharp increase in the number of cases, the government imposed the rule again.

In addition to that, the government started genome sequencing of samples for different variants of COVID-19 to discover if a new variant, like the XE, has spread in Delhi.

Meanwhile, many other metro cities are also witnessing more number of COVID-19 cases. Recently, 12 students of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Chennai tested positive for COVID-19. As per reports, 18 students were tested and 10 students turned COVID-19 positive.

Earlier, there was a decline in the number of COVID-19 cases in Tamil Nadu. But, now the infection rate is increasing. Hence, the state government directed all officials to make sure that people should follow COVID-19 appropriate behaviour to control the cases.

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