West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee introduced on Thursday that each one her prescheduled public meetings stand cancelled because the state logged 11,948 new Covid-19 instances at the moment. Up to 56 fatalities had been reported, too.
CM Banerjee’s determination comes lower than an hour after the Election Commission of India issued an order, proscribing the variety of individuals allowed to attend a public assembly to 500.
Taking to Twitter, CM Banerjee mentioned that she is going to attain out to the individuals nearly. She will likely be sharing the up to date schedule of the digital meetings shortly.
“In the wake of upsurge in #COVID19 instances throughout the nation and the ECI Order dated twenty second April, 2021, I’m cancelling all my prescheduled meetings and we are going to attain out to the individuals nearly. We will likely be sharing the up to date schedule of the digital meetings shortly,” the West Bengal CM tweeted.
CM Banerjee additionally mentioned that free Covid vaccination will likely be offered to all above the age of 18 years within the state after 5 May.
Addressing a public assembly in Tapan, the Bengal CM mentioned, “The results of the West Bengal meeting polls will come on May 2. We will present free Covid vaccination to all above the 18 years in Bengal after May 5.”
Banerjee’s comment comes in opposition to the backdrop of recent debate throughout the nation over the pricing of Covid-19 vaccines.
The Serum Institute of India (SII) on Wednesday mounted the costs of “Covishield” vaccine at ₹400 per dose for state governments and ₹600 per dose for personal hospitals.
“Following the Government of India directives, we’re asserting the costs of the Covishield vaccine – ₹400 per dose for state governments and ₹600 per dose for personal hospitals,” it mentioned.
SII additional mentioned the corporate will serve 50% of the overall manufacturing to the Government of India’s vaccination program, and the remaining 50% of the capability will likely be for the State governments and personal hospitals.