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47 African countries may miss vaccine target: World Health Organization

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47 African countries may miss vaccine target: World Health Organization

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Nairobi, June 11 : According to a World Health Organization (WHO) official, 9 out of 10 African countries may miss the target of providing the Kovid-19 vaccine to 10 percent of their population by September this year. The WHO’s regional director for Africa, Matshidiso Moeti, told Xinhua news agency on Thursday that nearly 90 percent, or 47 of the 54 African countries, are clueless about vaccinating 10 percent of their population against the virus in the next three months.

Moeti said in a statement, “Most of the people of Africa are always living in danger.” If there is a third wave of corona in Africa, then there is a risk of infection in the whole of Africa because the vaccination program will not be completed by the time fixed here. Figures from the African Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) show that the continent had received 54.9 million vaccine doses and as of June 7, 35.9 million have been administered. Also read: COVID-19 Vaccine: Double dose of vaccine given to a person in UP, investigation ordered

According to the Africa CDC, the top five African countries that have taken the lead in COVID-19 vaccination include Morocco, Egypt, Nigeria, Ethiopia and South Africa. Moeti said Africa needs 225 million doses to meet the 10 percent vaccination target. According to the WHO, 20 countries in Africa have used less than 50 percent of the vaccine received under the Covax facility, while 12 are at risk of running out of more than 10 percent of AstraZeneca’s dose by the end of August.

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Uttar Pradesh: CM Yogi Adityanath inspects the adopted health center

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Uttar Pradesh: CM Yogi Adityanath inspects the adopted health center

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Varanasi, June 18: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inspected the adopted Jaikaran Sharma Government Community Health Center during his one-day visit to Varanasi on Friday. The officials gave this information.

Officials said that the Chief Minister reviewed the outline of the construction of a 30-bed hospital building at a cost of about Rs 53.46 lakh on the vacant site in the hospital premises and inspected the site.

He told that keeping in view the possible third wave of corona in this, 15-bed and three-bed ICU ward is being made for children.

Officials said that during the inspection, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saw the oxygen plant platform built in the hospital and directed to set up an oxygen plant at the earliest.

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2 members of the gang who cheated people on the pretext of getting government jobs arrested

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2 members of the gang who cheated people on the pretext of getting government jobs arrested

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Chandigarh, June 18: Haryana Police on Friday said that it has arrested two members of a gang who duped people on the pretext of getting government jobs. Police said that both the members Arjun Tak and Vinod Kumar are residents of New Delhi while Manoj, a resident of Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh and third member of the gang is absconding. Raids are being conducted to nab him. A Haryana Police spokesperson said that after the action taken by the police in Palwal district, hundreds of fake appointment letters, 750 envelopes of judicial and forest departments, 234 speed post tickets, four fake tickets, four mobile phones, 18 SIM cards, one printing Machine, Rs 12,000 in cash and other material have also been recovered.

“Preliminary investigation revealed that the gang received lakhs of rupees from several applicants either by giving fake appointment letters or on the pretext of providing letters bearing official seals and signatures,” he said in a statement.

Also read- Country News | Haryana government announced a one-time assistance of Rs 5,000 to the laborers, shopkeepers affected by the epidemic.

A case was registered under relevant sections of the IPC after a person had complained to the Palwal court about fraudulent appointment letter for the post of peon, the statement said.

A joint team was formed under the supervision of a DSP level officer to expose the matter. Police said that the team arrested the main accused Arjun and his associate Vinod with the help of cyber cell and intelligence inputs.

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Jail journalist Siddique Kappan’s mother Khadijakutty dies

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Jail journalist Siddique Kappan's mother Khadijakutty dies

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Malappuram, June 18: Jailed Malayali journalist Siddiq Kappan’s ailing mother Khadijakutty (91) died at her home near Vengra on Friday. Kappan was arrested on October 5 last year while on his way to Hathras in Uttar Pradesh. A Dalit girl was allegedly gang-raped to death in Hathras.

Kappan visited his ailing mother in February after the Supreme Court granted him five-day bail.

Police say they have arrested four people allegedly linked to PFI (Papul Front of India) in Mathura and they have been identified as Siddiq, a resident of Mallapuram, Atiq ur Rehman of Muzaffarnagar, Masood Ahmed of Bahraich and Alam, a resident of Rampur. happened.

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