COVID-19 Cases Surge, EC Urges 5 Poll-bound States To Boost Vaccination

In the aftermath of the COVID-19 issue, sources told Republic TV that the Election Commission of India is constantly monitoring the immunisation status of poll-bound states.

Sources told Republic TV that the Election Commission of India is constantly monitoring the vaccination status of poll-bound states, amid concerns about the rising number of COVID-19 cases. The ECI has already written to the Chief Secretaries of Uttar Pradesh, Goa, Uttarakhand, Punjab, and Manipur, demanding that the first and second dosage vaccines be accelerated so that all eligible residents in their states are fully immunised as soon as feasible, according to sources. According to sources, it was also concerned about the low percentage of first-dose immunisation in Manipur.

A total of 84,86,38,160 citizens were immunised, with 60,98,46,607 receiving the second dosage. In addition to Covishield and Covaxin, the Drugs Controller General of India has approved Sputnik V, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson’s Janssen vaccine, Zydus Cadila’s ZyCoV-D, Corbevax, and Covovax. In an effort to enhance India’s fight against immunisation, healthcare and frontline workers, as well as persons over 60 with co-morbidities, would be given a precaution dosage of the vaccine starting January 10.

EC Urges 5 Poll-bound States To Boost Vaccination

ECI writes to five poll-bound states’ chief secretaries, urging them to ‘accelerate’ COVID immunisation and expressing concern about Manipur’s poor first-dose inoculation rate: Sources

Election dates have yet to be determined by the EC.

On December 30, Chief Election Commissioner Sushil Chandra stated that the ECI would examine the Allahabad High Court’s judgement before declaring the election dates in Uttar Pradesh. In a ruling dated December 23, the HC instructed the ECi to cease all rallies and postpone the UP elections for a few months due to the COVID-19 problem. He refused to say whether the election will be postponed, but he did stress that all parties wanted the elections to take place on time.

“The Commission on Elections will carry out its constitutional mandate,” CEC Sushil Chandra said in response to the likelihood of elections being postponed. Whether it’s the growing number of COVID-19 instances or the big rallies, we’ll take into account all variables. The elections will be announced just after that.”

During political rallies on the same day, the Union Health Ministry blamed the ECI on non-compliance with COVID-19 instructions. “I’ve spoken to you, and (Health Ministry Joint Secretary) Lav Agarwal has outlined the framework of our responsibilities and expectations from all of us to ensure the suppression of the chain of transmission and protection,” said Dr. VK Paul of the NITI Aayog. As previously indicated, the Honourable Election Commission is responsible for dealing with the specific subject of elections (decide). It is under the control of the Honourable Election Commission. And right now, this isn’t the place to talk about such things.”

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