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This edition of the COVID-19 Impact on Indian states & Malaysia covers news articles from March 30, 2021 – April 12, 2021.

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India

Delhi

Delhi may face COVID-19 vaccine shortage, stocks available only for 6-7 days 

15th April 2021 | National Herald

With over 50,000 vaccinations being administered across Delhi on a regular basis for a few days, the national capital may face a vaccine shortage as it has stocks only for six-seven days. The matter was discussed at a review meeting chaired by Delhi Chief to get the real-time information about the coronavirus situation in the city and the vaccination exercise. A total of 23,02,752 vaccines were administered to people across Delhi which includes 1,909,851 beneficiaries who received the first dose and 392,901 who were injected the second dose.


Maharashtra

Maharashtra leads the COVID-19 vaccination drive

15th April 2021 | The Free Press Journal

In the ongoing vaccination drive against COVID-19, Maharashtra leads the COVID-19 vaccination drive having administered the highest number of doses in comparison to other states and union territories. As of April 15, Maharashtra has administered 11,125,434 doses.


Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu CM writes to PM, seeks 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine

23rd April 2021 | The News Minute

The Tamil Nadu government on Friday urged the Centre to allocate an “assured supply” of 2 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to ensure unhindered immunisation and batted against any restriction on supply of Remdesivir, used in COVID-19 treatment. Chief Minister told Prime Minister that an Integrated Vaccine complex near here was ready and appealed that it be brought to working condition at the earliest to augment production of COVID-19 vaccines.


Karnataka

Karnataka allots USD 53 million for procuring 10 million Covid-19 vaccine doses

4th April 2021 | LiveMint

The Karnataka Government has set aside USD 53 million for the procurement of 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses in the state. Chief Minister made an announcement in this regard on Thursday late night from his official twitter handle. The Karnataka Chief Minister also requested people above 18 years of age to register for COVID-19 vaccination, beginning from May 1.


Malaysia

Malaysia receives 268,800 doses of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine

24th April 2021 | New Straits Times

Malaysia has received its first batch of 268,800 doses of AstraZeneca vaccine, Malaysia had signed an agreement in December last year to procure the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to cover three per cent of the country’s population. an announcement will be made on the first group of recipients for the AstraZeneca vaccine.

495,750 people completed both doses of Covid-19 vaccine as of April 23

24th April 2021 | Malay Mail

A total of 495,750 individuals have received both doses of their COVID-19 vaccine under the National COVID-19 Immunisation Programme. Health Minister said during the same period, 783,987 individuals received their first dose, bringing the total number of COVID-19 shots administered in the country to 1,279,737. The five states with the highest number of recipients administered with the first dose were Selangor at 103,613, followed by Kuala Lumpur (87,603), Sarawak (74,154), Johor (71,609) and Sabah (65,940).


 

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