New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, urged him to lift all age-related restrictions for Covid-19 vaccinations. He has also sought the opening up of non-medical facilities to carry out the inoculation drive.
The letter comes amid an alarming resurgence in infections across India in recent weeks.
Kejriwal has said that if these conditions are relaxed, the Delhi government will be able to vaccinate all citizens of the state within three months, according to a Delhi government press release.
“In the battle against corona, the Centre has cooperated with the Delhi government at every step. I hope that you will consider these points so that corona can be fought effectively,” Kejriwal wrote in the letter.
Delhi yesterday recorded 4,033 fresh cases and 21 deaths, taking its overall figure to 6,76,414 and 11,081 fatalities.
State Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that, according to doctors, this wave is less severe though it spreads rapidly. He said the state government will soon launch micro containment zones in areas with 2-3 patients.