In your evening newscast, Karnataka Interior Minister Basavaraj Bommai said the state must opt for stricter implementation of the lockdown measures; West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee said she felt ‘insulted’ during meeting with PM and government said nearly two crores of Covid-19 vaccine doses are always available with States and Union territories.
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Karnataka Interior Minister Basavaraj Bommai said on Thursday that police and the Interior Ministry would go for a stricter implementation of lockdown measures, such as vehicle seizures, in the coming days, by making them more effective, as the state battles the second wave of Covid. -19.
The minister’s statement comes as the government is likely to make a decision on extending the lockdown in the state within days.
Speaking to reporters, he said that in the coming days, measures taken by the police or the Interior Ministry, such as vehicle seizures of those who engage in unnecessary movements, among others, will be taken. more efficiently.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s meeting with district magistrates from 54 of the 100 districts with the highest Covid charges sparked a political row with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, saying she felt “insulted” to see that “the CMs were forced to sit like puppets” at the “informal meeting” during which only the PM and a few CMs from the BJP made little speeches.
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It was the second such meeting after the prime minister interacted with district magistrates from 46 districts in nine states on Tuesday, including Karnataka.
Almost two crores of Covid-19 vaccine doses are still available with states and Union territories, while around 26 lakh are in the works and will be received by them in the next three days, the ministry said on Thursday. Union Health.
Vaccination is an integral pillar of the Indian government’s comprehensive strategy for containment and management of the pandemic as well as testing, monitoring, treatment and appropriate behavior for Covid, he said.
As part of the national vaccination campaign, the government supported states and UTs by providing them with free Covid-19 vaccines.
Source: DHNS / PTI