Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said that he expects most of the ministers in the country to pay for their own vaccines.
The Centre also said that citizens who are above 60 years of age and those above 45 with existing commodities will be vaccinated in both government and private hospitals. Vaccination in Government clinics will be free. There were 10,584 new Coronavirus cases on Tuesday and 78 deaths. The country has been seeing a rise in the number of cases in the past few weeks. Maharashtra and Kerala are at the top in states that are contributing the most to the number of cases.
The Maharashtra government is will take a decision on reimposing certain restrictions in a few days. Till now more than 112 million people have been affected globally. In the US, the deaths have gone above 500,000. In India, it is above 150,000.