Positivity rate below 5%, 70% vulnerable group vaccinated — Govt norms for opening districts

Health workers wearing PPE kits attend to Covid-19 patients at a newly set up temporary hospital at Tau Devi Lal Stadium in Gurugram, on 27 May 2021 (representational image) | PTI

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New Delhi: The Centre on Tuesday said that by July or early August, there will be enough COVID-19 vaccine to inoculate one crore people a day.

It also said that mixing vaccines is not a protocol till further update and there is no change in the schedule of the two-dose Covishield and Covaxin vaccines.

Specifying norms for opening districts, the Centre said that the Covid positivity rate should be below five per cent for a week, over 70 per cent vulnerable population should be vaccinated and there should be community ownership to implement Covid-appropriate behaviour.

It said the positivity rate is less than five per cent in 344 districts and 30 states and UTs have reported a decline in active COVID-19 cases since the last week.

There has also been an almost 69 per cent decline in Covid cases since the peak recorded on May 7, the Centre said. –PTI

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