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"No vaccination drive from May 1, vaccine stock not received: Balbir Singh Sidhu

By Rajan Nath -- April 29, 2021 2:56 pm -- Updated:April 29, 2021 3:03 pm

Coronavirus Punjab: Ahead of the COVID-19 vaccination in India for people above the age of 18 years, the Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu on Thursday flagged the COVID-19 vaccine crisis.

Balbir Singh Sidhu said that it would be difficult to begin COVID-19 vaccination for people above 18 years due to a shortage of COVID-19 vaccines.

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Coronavirus Punjab: Ahead of COVID-19 vaccination in India, Punjab Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu flagged the COVID-19 vaccine crisis.

While addressing the media, he said that "we will start COVID-19 vaccination in Punjab only if there will be at least 10 lakh vaccines." He further said that "we are ready to start the vaccination but we are having a shortage of vaccines."

Coronavirus Punjab: Ahead of COVID-19 vaccination in India, Punjab Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu flagged the COVID-19 vaccine crisis.

Furthermore, he briefed the media about the COVID-19 situation in Ludhiana. He said that "Ludhiana was one of the big cities in India and there were a lot of slums in the district. Hence, it is the populated district."

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"Those who will reach the hospital early will be saved while those who will come late will get it severe," he said.

Coronavirus Punjab: Ahead of COVID-19 vaccination in India, Punjab Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu flagged the COVID-19 vaccine crisis.

Adding, he said that precaution was the only way to deal with the coronavirus pandemic. "No one should go out without a mask as there's no medication for this, just wearing a mask could prevent you from COVID-19.

Meanwhile, several opposition-ruled states have flagged the issue of shortage of vaccine. Four opposition-ruled states, including Maharashtra, Rajasthan, Punjab, and Chhattisgarh, revealed that they won’t be able to start the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination for those above 18 years due to the shortage of vaccines.

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