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Govt to give only second  vaccination dose Suspends the first dose vaccination temporarily

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State Health Director Srinivas Rao informed that the government has taken a decision to stop continuation of first dose of Corona vaccination till May 15.  Second dose will be given from Saturday to Corona patients dye to shortage of doses, he said
With DME Ramesh Reddy, he told Media that the first dose inoculation drive will be started at a later date as there are about 11 lakhs of people for the second dose in the state. Since second dose is  to be administered as it offers partial help to get immunity to the first dose patients.
Chief secretary Somesh Kumar sought the centre for supplying if 40 lakh doses of necessary injections. We received it about 13 to 16 lakh doses and awaiting the rest of the doses, he said. We will give the second dose as per the plan and activities in the hospitals and health centers.
Both Covaxin and Covishield are available for the second dose of inoculation drive he stated.  The director informed that all the eligible people will get vaccinated in a phased manner.
The Government has allocated Rs 2500 Cr for the vaccination drive in the state he said.  About 6 crore doses are required to vaccinate about three crore people in two spells in Telangana state, he clarified.
Night curfew extended till May 15
A day before it ends, Telangana Government today extended night curfew from May 8 to 15  from 8 pm to morning 5 am in the state.  
The government has taken this decision to check Corona cases rise after high court asking for a possible weekend lockdown or increase in the timings for night curfew.
Chief Secretary Somesh Kumar has issued orders in this refard.
In the GO 94 issued on Friday,  Somesh Kumar instructed the collectors, SPs and officials of all districts to strictly impose night curfew till next week. 
These orders came at a time when cases slightly see decline and under control in Telangana as the Chief Secretary claimed.
            The Chief Secretary has already announced that no lockdown will be imposed in the state as Telangana is far better than other states in terms of cases that are under control. Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao has also during a review announced that the the lockdown is not the solution to end pandemic. Even lockdown imposed states see surge in cases while in Telangana the virus spread and cases are control, he said.
Political meetings banned
The state government also prohibited all kinds of social, political, entertainment, sports and religious gatherings. It has issued orders to this effect . The orders will be in force till further orders.

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