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Headlines: Govt Releases Vaccination Guidelines For Children Aged 15-18

Govt Releases Vaccination Guidelines For Children Aged 15-18

On Monday, the central government released official covid-19 vaccination guidelines for children aged between 15-18. The government also released guidelines of precautionary doses for frontline workers and people aged above 60 with co-morbidities. On Sunday night, while addressing the nation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the government will open the covid-19 vaccination process for children from 3rd January 2022, and booster shots will be administered from 10th January 2022 for the aforementioned categories. The covid-19 vaccination guidelines for children says that only Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin will be administered for vaccinating children in the age group of 15-18. Covaxin is the second covid-19 vaccine to get the DGCI nod for use among those aged below 18 years after the needle-free vaccine ZyCoV-D. As per the booster shots, frontline workers fully vaccinated healthcare workers and people aged above 60 and with co-morbidities can register for booster shots or precautionary doses from 10th January 2022. However, doctors’ advice is mandatory for receiving booster shots for those aged 60 or above and with co-morbidities. In booster shots guidelines, the government also mentioned that the booster shots could only be taken nine months after the second dose has been administered. All those eligible for covid-19 vaccination can register on the CoWIN app. The registration for booster shots can be done online or on-site. The new guidelines will come into effect from 3rd January 2022 and will be reviewed by the centre from time to time. 

Covid-Bulletin: India Records 6,358 New Covid-19 Cases; Omicron Tally At 653 

According to the latest data released by the union health ministry, India has recorded 6,358 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The active caseload of the country currently stands at 75,456. Meanwhile, daily recoveries continue to outnumber active covid-19 cases, with recording 6,450 recoveries in the previous 24 hours. The total recoveries in the country have reached 3,42,43,945. The daily and weekly positivity rate currently stands at 0.61% and 0.64%, respectively. As per the Indian Council of Medical Research, the country has conducted 67.41 crore covid-19 tests so far. On the vaccination front, India has administered 142.47 crore covid-19 vaccines so far under the nationwide vaccination drive. The union health ministry also released the statewise status of the Omicron variant. The total Omicron cases have reached 653, with Delhi and Maharashtra recording the most number of Omicron cases. 

Delhi Night Curfew: Exempted People Can Produce Valid ID card; E-Passes Not Required 

On Monday, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) imposed a night curfew in the national capital from 11pm to 5am. Delhi has been recording most number of Omicron cases from the last week. As a precautionary measure, the state government imposed a night curfew and also banned any kind of gathering for Christmas and New Year. However, unlike DDMA’s order in April 2021, exempted people need not to apply for e-passes for movement. Instead, they can carry any valid ID card that proves that they are engaged in essential services. DDMA has asked all District Magistrates to ensure strict compliance with the order. However, the said order is issued for restricting the movement of people but not of essential services and goods. No kinds of restrictions have been put in place for interstate or intrastate movement and transportation of goods, both essential and non essential. The night curfew in the national capital will remain operative until further notice. 

Election Commission Of India On A Three Day Visit To UP Ahead Of Assembly Polls

From Tuesday, a team of the Election Commission of India will be visiting Uttar Pradesh for three days to take a check on poll preparedness ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022. Earlier, the Allahabad High Court had submitted a request to both ECI and Prime Minister Narendra Modi asking them to consider postponing UP elections for 1-2 months in view of rising cases of the Omicron variant. The court also urged ECI and PM to ban rallies and political parties’ public meetings in the state. 

Salman Khan-Genelia D’Souza Electrifying Dance On Salman’s Birthday Goes Viral; Watch Video

Bollywood actor Salman Khan recently turned 56 and had a midnight party at his Panvel farmhouse. The actor celebrated his birthday with his family and friends, keeping the party a small and intimate affair. Many Bollywood personalities were present at Salman Khan’s birthday party, and one of them was Genelia D’Souza. Well, a video of Salman Khan and Genelia D’Souza went viral on social media in which both actors can be seen having a gala time dancing with each other. Watch the video here:

Asim Riaz Says ‘People Get Over Loved Ones So Soon’ While Pointing At Shehnaaz Gill

Well, the war is on between the fans of Asim Riaz and Shehnaaz Gill. Reportedly, Asim Riaz took a dig at Shehnaaz Gill’s video of dancing at a party. Reacting to the video, Asim Riaz tweeted: “Just saw a few dancing clips… seriously people get over loved ones so soon. Kya baat kya baat… #Newworld (sic).” However, the tweet did not go down well with Shehnaaz Gill’s fans, and they started trending ‘Shame On Asim Riaz’ on Twitter. In retaliation, Asim’s fans started trending ‘We Are With Asim Riaz’. Well, it seems like the Twitter war between the fans of Asim Riaz and Shehnaaz Gill is far from over. 

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