With the vaccination campaign against COVID in full swing, the Center on Saturday imposed a “quantitative ban” on the export of three categories of syringes for a period of three months. This was being done with a view to increase domestic availability and offtake of syringes for nationwide exercise.
There are three categories of syringes blocked for 90 days: 0.5ml/1ml AD (auto-disable), 0.5ml/1ml/2ml/3ml disposable, and 1ml/2ml/3ml RUP (reuse prevention).
“It is clarified that the ban is not on export of any kind/type. It is only a quantitative restriction for a limited period and does not include syringes of other denominations or types other than those mentioned,” a statement issued by stated in. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Meanwhile, 19,740 new cases have been reported in the country in the last 24 hours.
According to the ministry, active cases are less than 1% of the total cases, which is currently 0.70%; Lowest since March 2020.
The cumulative number of cured patients (since the start of the pandemic) has increased to 3,32,48,291 from 23,070 patients recovered in the last 24 hours.
As a result, India’s recovery rate stands at 97.98%. The recovery rate is currently at its highest peak since March 2020.
The total recoveries increased to 3,32,48,291 with 23,070 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the statement said.
The weekly positivity rate (1.62%) for the last 106 days is less than 3% and the daily positivity rate (1.56%) for the last 40 days is less than 3%.
Active cases account for less than 1% of the total cases, currently 0.70%; Lowest since March 2020
India’s active caseload is 2,36,643; Lowest in 206 days.
Further, with the administration of 79,12,202 vaccine doses in the last 24 hours, India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage reached around 94 crore as of 7 am on Saturday, as per provisional reports.
According to the official release, 1,03,74,846 and 89,95,831 health care workers (HCWs) have taken the first and second doses respectively. Similarly, 1,83,57,931 and 1,52,78,433 Frontline Workers (FLWs) have taken the first and second doses.
So far, more than 95.51 crore vaccine doses have been provided to the States/UTs through the Center (free channel) and through the Direct State Procurement category.
More than 8.51 crore remaining and untapped COVID vaccine doses are still available with the States/UTs to be administered.