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Two more centres come up in Delhi to vaccinate those travelling abroad

The decision was taken to manage the crowd more effectively and further streamline the vaccination process for international travellers.

By: Express News Service | New Delhi |
Updated: July 18, 2021 1:00:53 am
A man gets a shot of a Covid-19 vaccine in New Delhi. (Express Photo: Praveen Khanna)

Two new dedicated centres for vaccinating people travelling abroad for work or study purposes have been made operational in Delhi from Saturday.

The first such centre was started by the Delhi government on June 14 at Navyug School, Mandir Marg, for those travelling abroad before August 31. According to the government’s directives, the centre is available for students who need to travel abroad for their education, those who need to “take up jobs in foreign countries”, and athletes and accompanying staff of the Indian contingent to the Tokyo Olympics.

Orders have been issued by the health department to operationalise two new centres – one at Atal Adarsh Bal Vidyalaya, Mandir Marg, and another at Kautilya Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya – from today (Saturday) “to manage the crowd more effectively and further streamline the vaccination process for international travellers”.

These centres will be administering second doses of the Covishield to those eligible — ones who have completed 28 days since their first dose.

59 new cases today

Delhi recorded 59 Covid cases and four deaths on Saturday while the positivity rate dropped to 0.08%, as per data shared by the health department. Despite the fall in daily cases in the last several days, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has cautioned that the chance of the third wave was quite real and asserted that his government was preparing on a “war-footing” to combat it.

(with PTI inputs)

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