Today, the President of India, Ram Nath Kovind received his first jab of Covid-19 vaccine at RR Hospital in Delhi. Apart from him, previously, the PM took the Covaxin vaccine on 1st March at Delhi’s AIIMS.
Apart from Modi, who is the ninth leader from the group of G20 countries, to be vaccinated, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the first leader to get inoculated on live television followed by American President, Joe Biden.
For the second phase of the vaccination, almost half of the Indian MPs are eligible for vaccination and they are expected to get vaccinated before the Parliament resumes on 8th March. Out of 777 MPs in India, some 366 are above the age of 60.
Yesterday, the health ministry said that as of 1 pm on Tuesday, more than 14 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered and Tuesday is just the second day of the vaccination drive’s second phase. To senior citizens above 60-year-olds and those above 45-year-old of age with comorbidities, a total of 208,791 doses of the vaccine have been administered as per reports.
On Tuesday, at a press conference, health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said, “More than 1.48 crore doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered till 1 pm today. Out of this, 2.08 lakh doses have been given to people who are 45 years to 59 years of age with comorbidities and people above 60 years of age.”