Those who have taken two doses of vaccine should be allowed to go out: Maharashtra deputy CM Ajit Pawar
Pawar said that he was going to discuss this issue with Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray.
This comes close on heels of the Jharkhand government last month asserting that "artificial" tie-up of 25 per cent vaccination in private hospitals may result in many citizens missing the jabs.
The former Maharashtra chief minister also accused the Modi government of adopting an 'easy way' of increasing taxes on fuel to cover up the losses.
Canada has procured more than 10 doses for every resident; Sierra Leone's vaccination rate just cracked 1 per cent on June 20.
Protestors denounced the government's decision to make vaccines compulsory for all health care workers, and to require a "health pass" proving people are fully vaccinated.
A study by AIG Hospitals and Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology in Hyderabad reported that the requirement of ventilatory support was low among vaccinated people who contracted Delta variant.
According to data submitted by the state government to court, the number of beneficiaries who will be due for their second dose of Covishield is 37,13,805 in July, and 23,74,156 in August.
The court was informed by the Centre that clinical trials for the vaccines for children under 18 years of age are going on and on the verge of completion and that a policy will be formed soon.
The PIL filed on behalf of a minor sought directions for immediate vaccination of those in the 12-17 age group on the ground that there were fears a likely 3rd wave of COVID could affect them more.
Many, including the World Health Organization, have been critical of the vaccine inequalities in the world as the vast majority of people in lower-income countries are still waiting on a first dose.
Pregnant women infected with COVID-19, who have been treated with monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma, can be vaccinated after 12 weeks of recovery, the civic body said.
Raghu Sharma said that from June 21, the state has been completely dependent on the Centre for the availability of vaccines.
Senior Congress leader and Leader of Opposition in Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said the weekly pace of vaccinations has declined to nearly 60 percent.
He tagged a media report which claimed that Delhi along with many other states was facing a shortage of vaccines but the Centre had denied it.
Wondering when India would see the return of this level of normalcy, the court noted that 'vaccinating everyone' was the key to it.