Now Buddhist monks and foreigners living in UP can benefit from Covid vax
Lucknow, August 1, August 11 (SocialNews.XYZ) Foreigners living in Uttar Pradesh can now avail themselves of the opportunity to be vaccinated against Covid in accordance with new guidelines issued by the state government.
As per the guidelines, foreigners living in the state can register using their passport to reserve a slot. However, the service will not be provided to foreign tourists.
An official order issued by Amit Mohan Prasad, the additional chief secretary, Family Health and Welfare, said it would make it easier to vaccinate Buddhist monks living in the state.
The guidelines state that workplace immunization centers should be set up by district school inspectors and district basic education officials to ensure that teachers and non-teaching staff in all public schools and private individuals are vaccinated.
The order said efforts should be made to encourage those who were to receive a second dose.
The state government has now reserved slots on Saturdays for those taking the second dose of the vaccine.
The ordinance also stressed the need to immunize the destitute, the homeless, beggars and street dwellers.
The total number of extended doses in Uttar Pradesh broke the 5.5 crore mark with more than 5.2 lakh of vaccinations on Tuesday.
At least 4.64 crore took at least one dose while 86.17 lakh are fully vaccinated.
Uttar Pradesh recorded just 20 new cases of infection with the Corona virus on Tuesday. Health officials have claimed this was the lowest number of Covid-19s ever reported in the state.
These 20 cases were reported in 12 districts, with Prayagraj and Maharajganj each representing a maximum of four cases. Varanasi recorded two cases while the others recorded only one case each.