All Those Above 18 Years of Age Will be Eligible for Covid-19 Vaccine From May 1
The government on Monday opened up vaccination against the coronavirus for everyone above the age of 18 years from May 1. The decision was taken at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during the day. All adults will be able to take the shots as part of the 'liberalised and accelerated phase 3 strategy of COVID-19 vaccination', the Centre said in a statement. The decision came on a day India's total tally of COVID-19 cases crossed 1.50 crore with a record single-day rise of 2,73,810 new infections. The country's total active cases surpassed the 19-lakh mark, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday.