As 30000 doses arriving tomorrow, DC urges people to get jab to rein in Covid

Laxity attitude towards Covid apt behaviour will give leverage to the virus: DC Varinder Kumar Sharma

As 30000 doses arriving tomorrow, DC urges people to get jab to rein in Covid

Ludhiana: Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma on Wednesday said that the district administration is set to receive 30000 doses on Thursday and all doses would be utilized within 24-hours to ensure quickly coverage of the maximum population in the district.

Addressing the residents in his weekly Facebook Live session on the official page of DPRO Ludhiana, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that around 14.5 lakh people have been vaccinated in the district and directions have been issued to all the officials to plan out the strategy for holding inoculation camps in the maximum area of Ludhiana.

He said that vaccine is the only effective weapon to rein in the virus and would help society to return to normalcy.  He added that district administration will leave no stone unturned by vaccinating every eligible before the advent of the expected third wave.

Answering the queries of residents regarding the unavailability of vaccine, he said that vaccine is being supplied by the central government and whenever it arrives, people must take the Covid shot without delay.

He also told that despite the positivity rate has fallen to 0.07 per cent still there is a greater need for vigilance as the virus is still among us and we have to be very cautious.

Deputy Commissioner asked the people to continue to observe Covid-19 appropriate behaviour including wearing masks, maintaining social distancing, and hand hygiene otherwise laxity attitude will certainly invite the third wave of the pandemic.