Maharashtra on Tuesday reported 28,699 fresh cases and 132 Covid deaths, taking total caseload in the state to 25.33 lakh. Parbhani became the latest district to face a lockdown between March 24 and 31. The Centre’s directive to widen the interval between Covishield doses — to 4-8 weeks from 4-6 weeks — may significantly boost coverage among first-time beneficiaries. Health officials said the new directive means over 1 lakh citizens in state and more than 11,000 in Pune district, who were due for their second shot of Covishield in the first few days of April, will now be eligible for the follow-up after the third week or beyond. Stay with TOI for everything from your city.
THE TIMES OF INDIA | Mar 24, 2021, 09:54:01 IST