Tamil Nadu: Madurai to ban unvaccinated residents from entering public places
The district's administration has given one week's time to people to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Madurai: In an effort to increase COVID-19 vaccination coverage, the Madurai district administration has said that unvaccinated people will not be allowed to enter public places like hotels, shopping malls and other commercial establishments after one week.
The administration has given one week's time to people to get at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
"One week's time has been given to people to get at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine, failing which those unvaccinated people to be not allowed to enter public places like hotels, shopping malls and other commercial establishments," Madurai District Collector Aneesh Sekhar said in a press conference.
The district collector informed that around 3 lakh people have not received a single dose of vaccine in Madurai.
"In Madurai district, 71.6 percent of people have been vaccinated with the first dose and 32.8 percent have been vaccinated with the second dose. There are 3 lakh people who have not been vaccinated after the second deadline," he said.
According to the Union Health Ministry, 126.53 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in the country so far under the nationwide vaccination drive.
An international team of researchers found that COVID-19 constituted 29% of deaths from June 2020 to July 2021, corresponding to 32 lakh deaths, of which 27 lakh occurred in April-July 2021
Active coronavirus cases now stand at 16,56,341, while the recovery rate is 94.27 per cent; the Omicron tally has increased to 8,209
India reports 90,928 new COVID-19 infections in 24 hours, highest in over 200 days; Omicron cases up by 495
The toll has climbed to 4,82,876 with 325 fatalities being reported in the last 24 hours and the daily positivity rate stands at 6.43 percent