The Nepali Government on Saturday successfully completed the first phase of its vaccination drive with the Covishield vaccine granted by India.
As many as 184,857 frontline workers, including healthcare and sanitation workers, received the first dose of the vaccine from 201 vaccination booths in 77 districts.
According to the Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP), the total number of people who were inoculated so far is as follows:
Likewise, the Nepali Government is launching the second phase of the vaccination drive from Monday, i.e., February 8, 2021. Journalists working in the frontline will be inoculated in this phase at the Civil Hospital in New Baneshwor for five days starting today.
There are around 13,000 journalists who are featured on the priority list for the vaccination.
However, journalists must produce press cards issued by the Department of Information to receive the vaccine.
The Indian Government had donated one million doses of Covishield vaccine developed by the Serum Institute of India.
So far, Nepal has reported 271,925 coronavirus infection cases and 2,038 death cases. Currently, there are 268,072 recovered cases and 1,815 active cases.
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