Ravi Shastri Gets First Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine, See Pic
India’s head coach Ravi Shastri got his first dose COVID-19 Vaccine today at the Apollo Hospital, Ahmedabad as part of India’s inoculation drive in its second phase in which the coverage has been expanded to include everyone over 60 and those aged between 45-59 who have co-morbidities.
The former Indian international shared the photo of him getting the dose on social media and was left impressed by the hospital staff’s professionalism. In the tweet, he also thanked medical professionals & scientists for empowering India against the pandemic.
Got the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Thank you to the amazing medical professionals & scientists for empowering India 🇮🇳 against the pandemic.
Extremely impressed with the professionalism shown by Kantaben & her team at Apollo, Ahmedabad in dealing with COVID-19 vaccination pic.twitter.com/EI29kMdoDF
— Ravi Shastri (@RaviShastriOfc) March 2, 2021
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday took the COVID-19 vaccine and was the first to get the jab in the second phase. odi, 70, was administered the first dose of the indigenous Covaxin developed by Bharat Biotech at around 6.30 am at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in Delhi. He later appealed to all those who are eligible to get themselves vaccinated against the coronavirus.
As the vaccination programme got underway amid hopes it would help control the uptick in COVID cases in several states, Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu, Union ministers Amit Shah and S Jaishankar, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik, the Governor of Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu Kalraj Mishra and Banwarilal Purohit respectively, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar, Infosys co-founders N R Narayanamurthy and Kris Gopalakrishnan were among the noted personalties who received their shots.
Citizens can register through their mobile number, said the ministry as it also released a user manual to handhold the citizens to register and schedule an appointment for vaccination. “Till the time of vaccination, all the records of registration and appointment can be edited/deleted by the person making the registration. Only when a person gets vaccinated, the record is locked and cannot be edited/deleted,” the document stated.
On Monday, the Health Ministry said 15,510 new cases were registered in a span of 24 hours. Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,293, followed by Kerala with 3,254 cases while Punjab has reported 579 new cases. The three states along with Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Karnataka contributed to 87.25 per cent of the fresh cases.