Amid the spike in the umber of Covid-19 cases, Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray on Monday requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to allow people over 25 years of age to receive the vaccine. In a letter to Modi, Thackeray said if a large number of the working population is vaccinated, “the intensity of the cases would be lower than the treatment that they need today.” Currently, those above 45 years of age are eligible for vaccination.
Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray said this will protect the young people from the rapid spread of Covid-19 at a time when they are stepping outside their homes to earn a livelihood
A day after the Maharashtra government announced restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the state, Maharashtra on Monday recorded more than 40,000 cases with 47,288 new infections and 155 more deaths, taking the state’s tally to 3,057,885 and toll to 56,033.
Mumbai continued to be the highest contributor to the daily caseload with 9,879 new cases and 21 deaths on Monday.