COVID-19: Noida aims to become India's first fully-vaccinated district

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Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash
Photo by National Cancer Institute on Unsplash

New Delhi : Authorities in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar pledged to make NOIDA India's first fully-vaccinated district against COVID-19.

Addressing a virtual meeting with top health officials, District magistrate Suhas LY, along with police commissioner Alok Singh, on Friday directed the officials to ensure that the dream is achieved.

"DM Suhas L Y called on all officials to get totally committed toward ensuring the objective of getting Gautam Buddh Nagar fully vaccinated against COVID-19," District Information Officer Rakesh Chauhan said in a statement to the press.

As per current statistics, Gautam Budh Nagar's district is on the second number in terms of vaccination, but is first in terms of population ratio inoculated, according to the statement.

Gautam Buddh Nagar has an estimated population of 21 lakh of which around 15 lakh to 16 lakh people are to be vaccinated. As on Friday, 5.71 lakh people in the district have been vaccinated, which is around 30 percent of the total targeted population for vaccination, it added.

No deadline has been announced for the complete vaccination.