COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Plan in Haryana: Healthcare Workers and Most Vulnerable to Get Vaccines First, Essential Workers in Second Phase
Chandigarh, November 24: Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday spelt out the state's strategy for distribution of vaccines against coronavirus (COVID-19) infection. Once available, the vaccine will be first given to healthcare workers and high-risk groups, Manohar Lal Khattar said. Essential workers will be vaccinated in the second phase, the Chief Minister added. Haryana Govt Orders Closure of All Schools Till November 30 Due to COVID-19 Pandemic.
昌迪加尔，11月24日：哈里亚纳邦首席部长曼诺哈尔·拉尔·哈塔尔(Manohar Lal Khattar)周二阐述了该州分发预防冠状病毒(新冠肺炎)疫苗的战略。Manohar Lal Khattar说，一旦获得疫苗，将首先给医护人员和高危群体接种。这位首席部长补充说，基本工人将在第二阶段接种疫苗。由于新冠肺炎疫情蔓延，哈里亚纳邦政府下令所有学校停课至11月30日。
"We have been told to make a strategy to make the vaccine available to the general public. As it is not possible to give the vaccine to all at once. In the first phase, vaccine will be provided to health care personnel and people who need it the most," Khattar was quoted by news agency ANI as saying. "In the second phase, the vaccine will be given to essential service providers and then there will two phases in which there will be age-wise distribution," he added.
Haryana yesterday saw another sharp spike of 2,663 fresh coronavirus cases, raising the infection tally to 2,19,963. A total of 28 people died of COVID-19 yesterday, pushing the death toll in the state to 2,216. Of the total fresh cases, Gurugram district reported 866 while 577 coronavirus infections were from Faridabad district. Gurugram and Faridabad, both of which fall in the National Capital Region, are the two districts hardest hit by the pandemic.
In the wake of increasing cases, CM Khattar restricted gatherings of people in the state. "A gathering of 50 people allowed in halls, while 100 can gather in open spaces in Gurugram, Faridabad, Rewari, Rohtak, Panipat and Hisar districts. In other districts, gathering of 100 ppl allowed in closed spaces while 200 in open spaces, effective from November 26," the Chief Minister said.