Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday received his first jab of the COVID-19 vaccine at Civil Hospital in Lucknow and also urged others to take all precautions for Coronavirus during these difficult times.
“I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Health Ministry for making the vaccine available free of cost. I also thank the scientists of the country. The vaccine is completely safe. We all should take it when our turn comes,” Adityanath said after taking the first dose.
“I appeal to the people to take all precautions even after taking the vaccine. The new COVID-19 wave is the result of our complacency in observing COVID appropriate behaviour,” he added.
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“The vaccine is safe and I appeal to all to take the vaccine at the earliest. I also urge people to follow the Covid-19 guidelines even after taking the vaccine,” he said.
The Chief Minister said that the state government is launching a Focussed Vaccination drive from April 8 for vulnerable groups. “I appeal to all to take the vaccine on priority,” he said
In view of the increase in COVID-19 cases on Sunday, Ghaziabad District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey had issued an order directing commercial complexes, cinemas, malls, hotels, restaurants, and parks in Ghaziabad to have a token system for visitors with entry and exit timings and allow people only according to their capacity. At present, Uttar Pradesh has 16,496 active cases.