Covid-19: Mumbai civic body receives 99,000 doses of Covishield | Mumbai News – Times of India


MUMBAI: The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Saturday said it received 99,000 doses of the Covishield vaccine.
As per the BMC, the doses will be distributed to civic and government-run vaccination centres.
Vaccine shortage in Mumbai led to the temporary halting of vaccination across 75 centres in the city on Friday.
This comes amid allegations by chief ministers across the country that there are only enough vaccines in the state for the next few days.
Mumbai is currently under a weekend lockdown till 7am on Monday in an effort to curb the spread of the Covid-19 infection.
The city reported 9,200 Covid-19 cases and 35 deaths on Friday. There are currently 90,333 active cases in the city.
Earlier, Maharashtra cabinet minister Aslam Shaikh had said that state received the least number of vaccines and a majority of vaccination centres were facing closure due to shortage of doses.
“Centre is doing politics. Earlier more vaccinations centres were opened and we were told to vaccinate more and more people but later they stopped giving us the vaccines. Maharashtra has received the least number of vaccine doses. Today, a majority of vaccination centres across the state have been shut due to shortage of vaccine,” he told reporters.
Earlier in the day, chief minister Uddhav Thackeray called an all-party meeting via video conference to review the current situation in the state.
Maharashtra on Friday recorded 58,993 new Covid-19 cases, 45,391 recoveries, and 301 deaths.



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