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Will fill vaccine shortage when interacting with Pm Modi: Uddhav Thackeray


Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday expressed concern over the slow pace of coronavirus vaccination in the state, adding that he would address the issue during an interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday. next week.

Thackeray also said reluctance to vaccinate was also a problem in addition to unavailability of vaccines and called on more and more people to get rid of their inhibitions and get vaccinated.

In an informal interaction with senior journalists at his official residence in Varsha, in the upscale Malabar Hill district of south Mumbai, Thackeray, flanked by his wife Rashmi, did not answer any political questions. Asked about his government’s long-term strategy to fight the pandemic, Thackeray joked: Let’s focus first on the task at hand, which is getting more and more people vaccinated and strengthening the health infrastructure of the country. State.

People are talking about booster doses. Let’s make sure everyone gets both doses first, he said. There are people who have not even received the first dose, he added. The impact of the third wave of the pandemic could be significantly reduced if people behave appropriately at Covid, Thackeray said. Even fully vaccinated people should continue to wear face masks, he added.

The CM spoke of taking calculated risks by allowing certain activities during the pandemic without causing economic hardship. The pandemic has affected not only the state or country, but the entire world economy, he added. Modi is due to hold a videoconference review meeting on November 3 with district magistrates from more than 40 districts with low coronavirus vaccine coverage. The meeting will include districts with less than 50% coverage of the first dose and low coverage of the second dose of the vaccine, a CMO official said.


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