Free Vaccination for All in Maharashtra Between Ages 18-44: CMO
Maharashtra is reported to be worst-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Maharashtra Cabinet, on Wednesday, 28 April, decided to provide free vaccination to all citizens of Maharashtra between the age group of 18 to 44 years.
Announcing the decision, Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) Maharashtra, said:
“Today, the Cabinet under the leadership of Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray has decided to provide free COVID-19 vaccination to all citizens of Maharashtra aged between 18-44 years.”
State Health Minister Rajesh Tope too, on Wednesday, echoed the CMO, saying:
“Maharashtra government will provide free COVID-19 vaccines to all people in the age group of 18 to 44.”
Maharashtra is reported to be the worst-hit state, and has been contributing the most towards India’s daily cases and deaths.
On Tuesday evening, 27 April, Maharashtra reported 895 COVID-19 deaths in 24 hours. This is the highest since the onset of the pandemic.
The state capital Mumbai, however, continued to report a downfall in its daily tally with 3,999 cases and 59 more deaths on Tuesday. The city's caseload has, at the same time, reached 635,483 of which 12,920 people have succumbed to the disease.
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