Breaking News LIVE, 22 August, 2021: Gujarat government has suspended the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive in the state on Sunday, on account of Raksha Bandhan, reported news agency PTI.
Deputy chief minister Nitin Patel, who also heads the ministry of health, said in a statement that the decision was taken so that the women healthcare workers involved in the vaccination drive could stay home and celebrate the festival with their families.
The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday extended the Coronavirus lockdown by another two weeks to September 6 and allowed the opening of theatres from August 23 and educational institutions from September 1.
With the COVID-19 related lockdown, which was extended with restrictions drawing to a close at 6 pm on August 23 , Chief Minister M K Stalin chaired a high-level meeting with senior officials today and announced extending the lockdown further by another two weeks till 6 pm on September 6 with additional relaxations. He announced that schools will reopen for classes 9 to 12 students from September 1 with 50 per cent capacity on a rotation basis .