No mixing, Covid-19 precaution dose to be same jab, says government
The “precautionary” vaccine dose to be given to healthcare and frontline workers, and individuals 60 years and above with comorbidities, will be the same as that of the first two doses, the government clarified on Wednesday.
Addressing the media, NITI Aayog member Dr Vinod K Paul said, “Those who have received Covaxin will receive Covaxin. Those who have received the primary two doses of Covishield will receive Covishield. That’s the way we are proceeding.”
Inoculation of precautionary dose for healthcare and frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidities will begin on January 10. This dose will be reflected in vaccination certificates.
Survey says 52 per cent UT population not wearing masks
A majority of the population, about 52 percent, were found unmasked in Chandigarh in a mask adherence study carried out by the Digital India foundation. The foundation carried out a survey in several cities including Chandigarh, Delhi, Mumbai, Shimla, Pune, Jammu, Hyderabad, etc. The findings stated that 52 per cent of the population that was surveyed was not wearing masks at all, 11.70 per cent was not wearing masks properly that is wearing it partially and only 36.30 per cent were wearing masks. Properly masked, as per the report, referred to those wearing the mask covering both their nose and mouth.
Of the total percentage of people who were found fully masked in Chandigarh, there were only 24.10 per cent who were found fully masked in parks, while 35.59 per cent were found in malls and 56.10 per cent were found in hospital or a medical facility. In the females, there were 49.11 per cent who were not wearing masks while 12.72 per cent were wearing masks partially and 38.17 per cent were those who were wearing masks properly. At the same time, in the males 54.35 per cent were not wearing masks at all, then there were 10.87 per cent who were not wearing masks properly and then 34.78 per cent who were wearing masks. Of this, in the males, 42.7 per cent wore a surgical mask, 31.8 per cent wore a cotton mask and 25.5 per cent wore N95 mask.