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Coronavirus Updates: PM Modi, Amit Shah, senior leaders take first dose of covid vaccine

By oneindia staff

New Delhi, Mar 01: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah and Vice President Venkaiah Naidu were among the host of top leaders who took the first dose of the coronavirus vaccine on Monday with the start of the next phase of the inoculation drive.

Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his Bihar counterpart Nitish Kumar, External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar and NCP president Sharad Pawar also took the jab.


Governors Kalraj Mishra of Rajasthan and Banwarilal Purohit of Tamil Nadu also received the shot, as well as Union minister Jitendra Singh as the country further opened its vaccination programme that started on January 16 for healthcare and sanitary workers.

Stay tuned for live updates:

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12:09 AM, 2 Mar
All sections of people are struggling to earn a living following the COVID-19 pandemic and the resulting lockdown, as many people have lost their jobs and means of livelihood.
12:09 AM, 2 Mar
"Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced, days before the country embarked on a COVID vaccination drive, that Delhiites would be given free vaccine shots if the BJP government at the Centre failed to do so. He should honour his promise now," Kumar said.
12:09 AM, 2 Mar
Delhi Congress president Anil Kumar on Monday asked Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to honour his "promise" of providing free COVID-19 vaccination to the city residents.
11:28 PM, 1 Mar
"Vaccination has started in 48 govt institutions and 44 private institutions here. We are also allowing walk-in registrations," Somesh Kumar, Telangana Chief Secretary
11:27 PM, 1 Mar
Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves received made in India 40,000 doses of vaccines today.
9:54 PM, 1 Mar
It has prompted an appeal for anyone without a result from a coronavirus test on February 12 or 13 to come forward immediately by calling on helpline: 119.
9:54 PM, 1 Mar
The missing person infected with the highly-transmissible variant is understood to have used a home testing kit, but did not complete the registration form properly.
9:54 PM, 1 Mar
UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday said that a "massive effort" was underway to track the spread of a new Brazilian variant of COVID-19 detected in the country, as health officials issued an appeal for an unidentified person who had tested positive for it to come forward.
9:09 PM, 1 Mar
Karnataka reports 349 new COVID19 cases, 324 discharges and 5 deaths today
9:09 PM, 1 Mar
Delhi reports 175 new COVID19 cases, 105 recoveries and one death today, as per the Delhi government
8:05 PM, 1 Mar
Those who couldn’t get registered on CoWIN and are not able to access the Internet can go to any centre and opt for walk-in vaccination facility. They just have to carry their identity proof with them: RS Sharma, Head, Empowered Panel on Covid vaccine
8:04 PM, 1 Mar
After the first shot of the vaccine, a provisional certificate will be given and then a final certificate will be issued after the second dose. The certificate will also be available digitally on the Aarogya Setu app and digital locker: Head, Empowered Panel on Covid vaccine
8:04 PM, 1 Mar
Around 17 lakh people have registered today since the morning. The figure can be 35 lakh, if we consider that two people have registered using the same phone number. The CoWIN system is operating well & hasn't faced any glitches: RS Sharma, Head, Empowered Panel on Covid vaccine
8:03 PM, 1 Mar
No glitch in CoWIN right from the start. Some people had spread misinformation that there is CoWIN app. Later, we specified that there is no such app. Registration can be done on Aarogya Setu app & CoWIN portal: RS Sharma, Head, Empowered Panel on Covid vaccinations
7:46 PM, 1 Mar
Maharashtra reported 6,397 new COVID-19 cases, 5,754 recoveries, and 30 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per State Health Department
7:41 PM, 1 Mar
Addressing the ''Namaskar Africa'' virtual event hosted by industry body Ficci, Rahul Chhabra -- Secretary (Economic Relations) in the Ministry of External Affairs -- also urged Indian firms to leverage the advantages presented by the Africa Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA) that came into effect from January 1 this year.
7:41 PM, 1 Mar
COVID vaccine supplies from India have landed in at least six African nations and millions of doses are committed for UN health workers and peacekeepers on a grant basis, a top official said on Monday.
7:24 PM, 1 Mar
Union Home Minister Amit Shah today took the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine. He was vaccinated by Medanta Hospital doctors.
6:34 PM, 1 Mar
Manipur reports one new COVID19 case and four recoveries today.
6:34 PM, 1 Mar
External Affairs Minister Dr S Jaishankar gets the first dose of the COVID19 vaccine
6:32 PM, 1 Mar
1,938 new COVID19 cases and 13 deaths reported in Kerala today. There are 47,868 active cases in the state and total recoveries stand at 10,08,972: Kerala government.
5:40 PM, 1 Mar
Supreme Court judges are not allowed to choose between Covaxin or Covishield. It will be entirely through Co-Win System. Government Facility (CGHS Dispensary) within the Supreme Court to be used, Health Ministry clarifies
5:39 PM, 1 Mar
Vaccination being done 3 govt facilities & 2 pvt hospitals in the district. At each vaccination centre, only 200 people will be inoculated in a day. Urge those above 60 yrs of age & those above 45 yrs with comorbidities to get vaccinated: Deputy Commissioner, Bengaluru Urban District
5:39 PM, 1 Mar
PM has set a precedent by taking COVID19 Vaccine today. The indigenous vaccine is a living example of self-reliant India. In guise of Lord Hanuman, Prime Minister has brought in 'sanjeevani booti' for common people to eliminate #COVID19: MoS (Health) Ashwini K Choubey in Lucknow
5:06 PM, 1 Mar
Maharashtra: Second-round of COVID19 vaccination underway at Pune's Kamla Nehru Hospital as the nationwide drive to inoculate people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years with comorbidities has started today
4:44 PM, 1 Mar
Supreme Court judges and their family members to be administered with COVID-19 vaccine tomorrow: SC Registry Sources
4:44 PM, 1 Mar
Jaipur: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra took his first dose of COVID19 Vaccine today
4:43 PM, 1 Mar
The number of domestic passengers on 28th February 2021 rose to 3,13,668 on 2,353 flights. This is the highest number since the resumption of domestic flights on 25th May 2020: Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri
4:43 PM, 1 Mar
Tamil Nadu: Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu took his first dose of COVID19 vaccine at Government Medical College, Chennai.
4:42 PM, 1 Mar
As per Germany govt, Covishield isn't as effective for people aged 64 & above as it's for people aged b/w 18-64. Can Govt clarify the confusion? It's a coincidence that PM took Bharat Biotech's COVAXIN vaccine today. However, I urge all to get vaccinated: Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM

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