A day after central government allowed vaccination for all above 18 years of age from May 1, Kerala’s CM Pinarayi Vijayan today announced today that they’ll vaccinate it’s people for free. He also requested the central government to provide the states with vaccines for free as states are already financially burdened due to the pandemic.
“The state governments have been asked to buy vaccines. But states are already going through a financial burden because of COVID-19. Instead of pushing states to further economic crisis, the Centre should give vaccines to the states for free,” he said. (via ANI)
“Kerala government is not going back on its promises, we will provide COVID-19 vaccine free of cost to all above 18 years of age,” he added. (via ANI)
“A meeting of all political parties will be convened to discuss the COVID-19 situation. Also, a meeting with private hospitals will also be held to discuss and take suggestions on COVID management,” he said. Ruling out any complete lockdown, Chief Minister said “Kerala is not going to implement any lockdown at the present juncture. Instead, people are being asked to follow the COVID guidelines strictly.” reported ANI.
Kerala today reported a record over 22414 Covid positive cases with 22 deaths. Kerala has already announced night -curfew and strict regulations to curb the situation where the cases are very high.
– sourced via ANI.