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Hoshiarpur sets target to administer 50,000 Covishield doses on July 3: Apneet Riyait

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Hoshiarpur, June 30, 2021 (Yes Punjab News)
District Administration is all set to organise mega vaccination camps on July 3 to ensure maximum inoculation of eligible beneficiaries of both first and second dose by setting a target of administering 50,000 doses on Saturday.

While apprising the people about the current COVID situation in the district during her weekly Facebook live session, Deputy Commissioner Apneet Riyait exhorted the people to get themselves inoculated at these camps to be held in rural as well as urban areas on Saturday.

She said that the details of session sites would be shared with the public through various media platforms by Thursday evening and the people should make mega vaccination camps a great success to contain COVID in the district. She said that adequate number doses of Covishield would be available during the camps so that the maximum number of people could get jabbed.

Expressing satisfaction over decline in number of COVID cases as positivity percentage is 0.5 percent, Apneet Riyait also appealed the people to take all precautions without any fail so that this infection could effectively contained. She also pointed out that as many as 661843 samples had been taken so far in the district of which 632004 were negative and 30443 were positive whereas 140 active cases in district.

As many as 29338 people were recovered from COVID, said the Deputy Commissioner adding that eight positive cases were reported in the district on Wednesday with one death. She said that there were four hotspots in the district including Chak Khela, Kapahat, Khiala Bulanda and Pandori Soomla.

The Deputy Commissioner also informed that Skill Development Centres and Universities were allowed to open with atleast one dose of COVID to all staff and students besides adhering to all protocols.

The bars, pubs and ahatas shall also be allowed to open at 50 percent capacity with strict compliance of necessary protocols including social distance and at least one dose of vaccine to all staff members, waiters and other employees. Action will be taken under sections 51 to 60 of The Disaster Management Act, 2005 in case of any violations of these directives.

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