Bengaluru: BS Yediyurappa government on Monday announced that it will provide free vaccination all between the age of 18 and 45 years for free at the government hospitals. The Karnataka chief minister B.S. Yediyurappa took to Twitter on Monday to say, Covid19 vaccine will be provided free of cost to citizens between 18-44 years of age at all govt vaccination centers across Karnataka.
Union Govt vaccination drive for citizens above 45 years of age will continue, he said. The chief minister also urged all the eligible candidates to register themselves from April 28. Karnataka on Sunday reported over 34,000 coronavirus cases in the span of just 24 hours, the highest single-day spike since the pandemic began.
With 34,804 more patients testing positive for Covid-19 in the state, the total tally has now reached 13,39,210, according to the health bulletin. Of these, Bengaluru alone reported 20,733 cases in the last 24 hours. On Saturday, the state crossed the 13 lakh infection mark since the outbreak of COVID with the highest single-day spike of 29,438.
Amidst this explosive rise, the Karnataka government on Monday decided to impose stricter Covid-19 restrictions for two weeks, starting tomorrow night, 9 pm.