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Sunday, 24 January 2021 3.09 AM IST

Still have no answers to questions of vaccines, everything in hands of scientists: Narendra Modi

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NEW DELHI: Following his video meet with the chief ministers of various states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday urged them to share feedback on the current COVID-19 situation. The prime minister said that everyone has to work together and awareness needs to be spread as well.

“I urge states to send detailed plans soon on how they plan to take vaccine to lowest levels. It'll help us in making decisions as your experiences are valuable. I hope for your pro-active participation. Vaccine work is ongoing but I request you there should be no carelessness. The States are required to establish cold storage facilities for COVID19 vaccine,” the prime minister said in a virtual address.

He added that many people have started thinking that they can recover soon. However, the focus should be on reducing transmission.

“Seeing good recovery rates, many think virus is weak & they'll recover soon, this has led to rampant carelessness... Those working on vaccine are doing it but we need to focus on ensuring that people are alert & transmission is curbed. We've to bring positivity rate under 5%,” PM said.

Giving details about the vaccine, PM Modi said that he is still not sure how many doses will be there and the price is yet to be decided as well. However, he stated that the government is keeping a track of each development.

“It is not certain whether there will be one, two or three doses of a vaccine. It is also not decided what will be the price of the vaccine. We still don't have answers to these questions. Government of India is keeping a track of each development in vaccine development. We are in touch with Indian vaccine developers and manufacturers. We are also in touch with global regulators, governments of other countries, multinational orgs & international companies,” he said.

He added that the mission of Coronavirus vaccination of each citizen is like a national commitment.

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