During a review meeting on COVID-19, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh urged authorities to continue working with the Center to boost the state’s vaccine quota
Captain Amarinder Singh, the chief minister of Punjab, on Friday, said that the state has run out of Covishield vaccines and was left with a single day’s quota.
Chief Minister Amarinder Singh stressed the need to increase their vaccine supply from the Centre.
“We have run out of Covishield again & are left with only a day’s quota of Covaxin. Seek PM Narendra Modi Ji & Health Minister Mansukh Mandviya Ji’s intervention,” the Punjab CM said.
He added, “Have vaccinated 83 lakh people & our peak daily vaccination was 6 lakh. Request increased supply of vaccine to Punjab.”
The increase in the supply of Covid vaccines in the state is also significant as the weekend and night curfew was lifted on Friday and colleges, cinema halls, malls, restaurants, bars, and gyms were allowed to reopen to those who have received the vaccine.
The Chief Minister, during a review meeting on Covid, directed the officials to continue working with the Centre to increase the quota of vaccines for the state.
Meanwhile, the Chief Minister also asked the concerned departments to expedite genome sequencing, so that new variants of the coronavirus can be identified quickly.