Mumbai: Omicron has increased the tension in Mumbai, which was one of the most affected cities during the Corona wave in the country. In the midst of the ever-increasing COVID case in Mumbai, preparations have been started for the vaccination of children. Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope has said that we need to focus on corona vaccination. We are planning to vaccinate 15-18 year olds in schools.
According to ANI, Rajesh Tope said that the increase in the number of active cases in the state is a matter of concern. Mumbai’s positivity rate is 4%. If it goes above 5%, then we have to think of imposing sanctions. CM will soon hold a meeting with the COVID Task Force. He said that so far 167 Omicron cases have been reported in the state. Of these, 19 patients have been discharged. None of these patients was in critical condition. We have to think of imposing restrictions to control the crowd in public transport, marriage functions etc.
We need to focus on the COVID19 vaccination. We are planning to administer vaccines to 15-18 year old children in schools: Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope pic.twitter.com/94if2xwVoh
– ANI (@ANI) December 29, 2021
A report quoted a senior BMC official as saying that, in Mumbai, the BMC has recently instructed its officers to strictly implement the guidelines set by the state and central government. Keeping this in mind, the BMC has asked its ward-level officers’ teams to keep a watch on parties and gatherings at the Chowpatties of Mumbai in view of the new year.
The BMC plans to vaccinate around 9 lakh children in Mumbai between the ages of 15-18. Children will be vaccinated at BMC as well as at private immunization centers. BMC will also take help from junior colleges for vaccination for which BMC has trained 1,500 of its employees.