Coronavirus Live India Updates: the govt has decided that everyone above 45 years aged are going to be eligible for vaccination from April 1. Announcing this, Union Minister Prakash Javadekar on Tuesday said, “We request that each one eligible should immediately register and obtain vaccinated.”

Till date, only people above 60 years aged and people within the age bracket of 45-60 who have co-morbidities were eligible for vaccination. consistent with the Centre’s estimate, around 27 crore people belong in these categories. Anybody affected by serious cardiovascular ailments, diabetes, hypertension, cancer, AIDS and persons with disabilities had been included within the list of individuals affected by comorbidities.

Eighty-one per cent of the newest 401 samples sent by Punjab for genome sequencing clothed positive for the new UK Covid variant, Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh said on Tuesday. Singh appealed to the people to urge themselves vaccinated, whilst he urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to widen the vaccination ambit to hide those below 60, since the united kingdom variant mutant has been found to be infecting children more.

Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry said that Maharashtra, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu accounted for 80.90% of latest cases reported in last 24 hours.