Latest News Live Updates: Netaji Would Have Felt Proud On India's Covid Response, Says PM

Latest News Live Updates: Netaji Bose would have also been proud that the government he dreamt of is fighting a pandemic with vaccines developed by it, and gave a befitting reply whenever its sovereignty was challenged, PM Narendra Modi said

Latest News Live Updates: Netaji Would Have Felt Proud On India's Covid Response, Says PM

Latest News Live Updates: PM Modi addresses in Assam.

New Delhi:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose would have been proud to see that the country has become strong and is following his footsteps from the Line of Control (LoC) to the Line of Actual Control (LAC).

The LoC divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, while the LAC separates India and China.

Netaji Bose would have also been proud that the government he dreamt of is fighting a pandemic with vaccines developed by it, and gave a befitting reply whenever its sovereignty was challenged, PM Modi said on the occasion of the 125th birth anniversary of Netaji being celebrated by the Centre as ''Parakram Diwas''.

Here are the LIVE Updates:

Jan 24, 2021 04:53 (IST)
Contradicting Centre's Every Move Against Spirit Of Federalism: Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar
Supporting the Centre's decision to celebrate Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary as "Parakram Diwas", West Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar on Saturday said that disagreeing with every move of the Union government goes against the spirit of federalism.
Jan 24, 2021 04:15 (IST)
Covid Vaccine 99% Safe, Says Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender
The COVID-19 vaccine is 99 per cent safe and it is important to get vaccinated, said Telangana Health Minister Eatala Rajender while hoping everyone would step forward to get inoculated in the coming days.
Jan 24, 2021 03:36 (IST)
About 25,000 Tractors From UP, Uttarakhand To Participate In "Kisan Parade" In Delhi: Farmer Leader
Around 25,000 tractors from Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand will participate in the "kisan parade" in Delhi on January 26, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait said on Saturday, reported news agency PTI.

Farmers moving towards UP Gate from the two states on their tractor trolleys were intercepted by the police in different districts but farmers will arrive here at every cost, he said.

"Around 25,000 tractors would arrive in Delhi and a tractor rally would be brought out on Republic Day. Apart from the districts of western Uttar Pradesh, farmers would take out rallies in every district," Mr Tikait said in a statement.
Jan 24, 2021 03:33 (IST)
AAP Questions UP Over Not Allowing Opposition Leaders Visit State Hospitals
An Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA on Saturday said if the Yogi Adityanath government had done developmental works, it did not have to stop leaders of opposition parties from visiting state-run hospitals, reported news agency PTI.

Vinay Mishra, the AAP MLA from Delhi's Dwarka, also accused the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh of running the state like a monarch.
Jan 24, 2021 03:24 (IST)
Delhi Logs 197 New Covid Cases, Positivity Rate Dips To 0.26%
Delhi recorded 197 fresh cases of coronavirus on Saturday, the second time the new daily incidences count stood below the 200-mark in January, while the positivity rate slipped to 0.26 per cent, reported news agency PTI.

The city's infection tally is now over 6.33 lakh and the death count 10,799 with 10 new fatalities, authorities said.

The active cases tally on Saturday dropped to 1,880, while the positivity rate dipped to 0.26 per cent, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department.
Jan 24, 2021 03:19 (IST)
Hackers Demand Rs 10 Crore From Ghaziabad Man, Blackmail Him: Police
A Ghaziabad man has been asked to pay up Rs 10 crore by a group of hackers who have threatened to circulate his obscene pictures and his family's personal details online if the demand is not met, the police said on Saturday.
Jan 24, 2021 03:07 (IST)
Gujarat Local Body Elections To Be Held In 2 Phases On February 21, 28 Amid Pandemic
Gujarat local body polls will be held in two phases, on February 21 and February 28 amid the coronavirus pandemic, the State Election Commission (SEC) said on Saturday.
Jan 24, 2021 02:28 (IST)
Trinamool MLA Rajib Banerjee Says Still With Party A Day After Quitting Bengal Cabinet
A day after quitting Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee's Cabinet, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MLA Rajib Banerjee on Saturday said he is still with the party but his future move will depend on the situation.
Jan 24, 2021 02:20 (IST)
Prepared If China Gets Aggressive On Line Of Actual Control: Air Force Chief RKS Bhadauri
Amid threats of China getting hostile on the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the coming months, Indian Air Force Chief (IAF) Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria on Saturday said India too can be aggressive if Beijing tries to get violent.
Jan 24, 2021 01:53 (IST)
Army Carries Home Kashmir Woman, Newborn On Stretcher In Knee-Deep Snow
The Indian Army on Saturday helped a woman reach her home, after she was stuck with her newborn child at a hospital in the Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir due to heavy snowfall.
Jan 24, 2021 01:06 (IST)
Deaths Of Six Healthcare Workers Not Linked To Covid Vaccination: Health Ministry
The deaths of six healthcare workers, who were inoculated, are not related to the Covid vaccinations, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.
Jan 24, 2021 00:51 (IST)
Delhi AAP MLA To Move Higher Court Against Sentencing In AIIMS Assault Case

Hours after Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) MLA Somnath Bharti was sentenced to two years' imprisonment and slapped with a fine of Rs 1 lakh by a Delhi Court on Saturday for assaulting AIIMS security staff in 2016, the leader said he will file an appeal against the order in a higher court, reported news agency ANI.

The MLA from Delhi's Malviya Nagar is currently on bail granted on  grounds of filing an appeal against his conviction in Delhi High Court, with a bond of Rs 20,000.

In a statement, Mr Bharti said that he has full faith in the judiciary while adding that he is filing an appeal against the court order by which he "was convicted and sentenced while other similarly placed four persons were acquitted". "Justice will prevail because of the rights given in Baba Saheb Dr Ambedkar's Constitution of India," he added.

Jan 23, 2021 23:53 (IST)
"Made Up Statements Under Fear": Cops On "Assassin" Presented By Farmers
The man presented by protesting farmers near Delhi at a news conference late Friday had lied about plotting to disrupt their agitation and "assassinate" four leaders on Republic Day, the police said on Saturday.

The Haryana police have been questioning the man after agitating farmer leaders alleged that he was involved in a conspiracy to kill four of them and disrupt their planned tractor parade in Delhi on January 26.

"Yesterday, he alleged that he was tasked by one inspector Pradeep, SHO (Station House Officer) of Rai Police Station. Our preliminary investigation shows that there is no inspector named Pradeep is in the district or at Rai Police Station," Sonipat district police chief Jashandeep Singh Randhawa said.

Jan 23, 2021 22:57 (IST)
Lalu Yadav Admitted To AIIMS Delhi After Health Worsens
Jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav was admitted to AIIMS-Delhi this evening after his health condition deteriorated while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Ranchi, officials said.

"He has been admitted in the coronary care unit (CCU) of the cardiothoracic centre of the AIIMS," an official in Delhi said.
Jan 23, 2021 22:09 (IST)
Kerala prepares action plan for second phase COVID vaccination drive
The Kerala Health Department has prepared an action plan to expand the COVID-19 vaccination in the state and to commence the next phase of the drivemeticulously, Health Minister K K Shailaja said on Saturday.

A total of 133 vaccination centres were allotted in the southern state in the initial phase which were being increased with the availability of more doses of vaccines.

Currently, 144 centres were ready for vaccination andit was proposed to increase it to 249 at this stage, she said.


Jan 23, 2021 21:13 (IST)
US Talk Show Host Larry King Dies Weeks After Testing Positive For Covid
The iconic talk show host Larry King, one of the most recognizable figures on US television as he quizzed everyone who was anyone over a career spanning 60 years, died Saturday at the age of 87.

The company he co-founded, Ora Media, did not state a cause of death but media reports said King had been battling Covid-19 for weeks and had suffered several health problems in recent years.

Jan 23, 2021 20:20 (IST)
Group of farmers stage protest against BJP leader Kalia in Bathinda
A group of farmers of the Bhartiya Kisan Union (Ekta Ugrahan) on Saturday staged a protest here against the new farm laws outside a hotel, where senior Punjab BJP leader Manoranjan Kalia was holding a meeting with party workers.

The BJP meeting at the Vishal Nagar locality hotel was held in view of the upcoming civic polls. Elections to eight municipal corporations and 109 municipal councils and nagar panchayats in Punjab will be held on February 14.

The farmers gathered near the venue soon after they came to know about former minister Kalia''s meeting there.

Security arrangements made by the Punjab Police to maintain law and order stopped the farmers marching towards the hotel, officials said.


Jan 23, 2021 19:31 (IST)
COVID-19 Vaccination Update
- More than 15 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated across the country

- 1,46,598 beneficiaries vaccinated till 6 pm on 8th day of vaccination drive

- Only 0.0007% people have recorded hospitalization against vaccinations

- A training of Immunization Programme Managers of 13 foreign countries using Indian Vaccines conducted by health ministry

Jan 23, 2021 19:22 (IST)
"Don't Insult After Inviting": Mamata Banerjee At Netaji Event With PM
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee erupted in anger at Kolkata's Victoria Memorial on Saturday evening - at an event to honour legendary freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 124th birth anniversary - after she was interrupted with chants of "Jai Shri Ram".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi was on stage for the incident - one of the few times in the recent past she has shared a platform with him. Bengal Governor Jagdeep Dhankhar was also present.

"Don't insult me after calling me here. This is not a political programme. If you invite someone to a government programme, you should not insult them," Ms Banerjee said, cutting short her speech.
Jan 23, 2021 19:14 (IST)
Farmers' Republic Day Tractor Parade Cleared By Delhi Police
Farmers protesting the central government's new agricultural laws will be allowed to hold a tractor parade in Delhi on Republic Day, the Delhi Police said on Saturday, setting aside the initial resistance from authorities for the demonstration.

The announcement came a day after farmers rejected an offer by the government to defer the three reforms for one-and-half years, warning they would step up protests as they seek a repeal of the laws and a guarantee on minimum crop prices.

Jan 23, 2021 16:38 (IST)
India Should Have 4 Capitals On Rotational Basis: Mamata Banerjee
The battle for Bengal, to be fought in polling booths in a couple of months from now, is today being fought in Kolkata over the legacy of iconic freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

The ruling Trinamool and the opposition BJP are locked in a bitter squabble over who better honours the legendary Netaji on his 124th birth anniversary.

On Saturday, hours before Prime Minister Narendra Modi was due in Kolkata to take part in a series of events to honour his memory, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee attacked the centre for failing to declare the day a national holiday and build a memorial for the freedom fighter.

"I protest the centre's decision to not yet declare Netaji's birth anniversary as a national holiday. You are building new parliament and buying new planes... why no memorial for Netaji?" the Chief Minister asked at the end of a vigorous six-km march through the city.

Jan 23, 2021 16:03 (IST)
Latest News Live Updates: PM Modi Arrives In Kolkata
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a permanent museum in Kolkata today dedicated to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on the freedom fighter's 124th birth anniversary. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also held a massive rally in the city to mark Netaji's 124th birth anniversary year.

Jan 23, 2021 15:31 (IST)
Soldiers Find Tunnel Used By Pak To Infiltrate Terrorists Across Border In J&K, 2nd In 10 Days
The Border Security Force or BSF today detected another underground tunnel, constructed by Pakistan at the International Border (IB) to facilitate infiltration of terrorists into Jammu and Kashmir, in Kathua district during the past 10 days, a spokesperson of the border guarding force said. Read more

Soldiers Find Tunnel Used By Pak To Infiltrate Terrorists Across Border In J&K, 2nd In 10 Days
Jan 23, 2021 15:21 (IST)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi lands in Kolkata. He will address 'Parakram Diwas' celebrations today, to commemorate 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

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Jan 23, 2021 14:31 (IST)
WHO chief thanks India and PM Modi for "continued support to the global Covid response"
Jan 23, 2021 14:20 (IST)
Lalu Yadav Likely To Be Shifted To Delhi AIIMS As Health Worsens
Preparations are on to take jailed Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Yadav to AIIMS in Delhi today for treatment after his health deteriorated, officials have said. His son and RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav and family, who are camping in Ranchi, are likely to accompany the former chief minister to the top medical institute in the national capital. Read more

Lalu Yadav Likely To Be Shifted To Delhi AIIMS As Health Worsens
Jan 23, 2021 13:32 (IST)
COVID-19 vaccination: Nearly 14 lakh beneficiaries inoculated

Nearly 14 lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated for COVID-19 in the country, including 3,47,058 in the last 24 hours, the health ministry said on Saturday.

According to data released by the ministry, the highest number of 1,84,699 vaccinations in the country has been reported from Karnataka, followed by Andhra Pradesh (1,33,298), Odisha (1,30,007) and Uttar Pradesh (1,23,761).

As many as 1,10,031 beneficiaries were inoculated in Telangana, 74,960 in Maharashtra, 63,620 in Bihar, 62,142 in Haryana, 47,293 in Kerala and 38,278 in Madhya Pradesh, according to the data.

In a statement, the ministry said in the last 24 hours, 3,47,058 people were vaccinated in 6,241 sessions and 24,408 such sessions have been conducted across the country so far.

"As on January 23, 2021, till 8 AM, nearly 14 lakh (13,90,592) beneficiaries have received the vaccination under the countrywide COVID19 vaccination exercise," it said.

India's active COVID-19 caseload continued to manifest a downward movement and dropped to 1,85,662 on Saturday.
Jan 23, 2021 13:10 (IST)
President Ram Nath Kovind unveils portrait of Subhas Chandra Bose at Rashtrapati Bhavan
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President Ram Nath Kovind unveiled a portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Saturday to mark the beginning of year-long celebrations to commemorate the freedom fighter's 125th birth anniversary, according to an official statement.

The government has decided to observe January 23 as "Parakram Divas" to commemorate the birth anniversary of Bose, who was born on this day in 1897.

"The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, unveiled a portrait of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose at Rashtrapati Bhavan today (January 23, 2021). The unveiling was to mark the beginning of year-long celebrations to commemorate 125th Birth Anniversary Year of Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose," the statement issued by the Rashtrapati Bhavan said. 
Jan 23, 2021 12:43 (IST)
Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to lead a march from Kolkata's Shyam Bazaar to Red Road, on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

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Jan 23, 2021 11:52 (IST)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi arrives in Coimbatore on a three-day visit to the state.

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Jan 23, 2021 11:36 (IST)
Here are the highlights of PM Modi's address:
  • The love given to me by the people of Assam has been a blessing to me. It brings me back to Assam again and again.
  • Today I am here to be a part of your happiness and celebration as our government in Assam has completed a huge task. Today, those who love Assam and are from the state are getting recognition of their land.
  • Today the nation celebrates our beloved our loved Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose's 124th birth anniversary. Today we celebrate Parakram Diwas.
  • It is a matter of sadness that even after so many years of Independence, there are those in Assam who have not got recognition for their land. There are lakhs who did not have any documentation of their land.
  • But now, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal ji and his government here has worked to ensure that people get their recognition.
  • Our aim is to ensure that everyone who is due this right get their land document at the earliest.
  • These people will not only get their documentation and recognition, but will now get all the benefits of the government, including the PM-KISAN Samman Nidhi programme, wherein they will get monetary benefit under that scheme.
  • In the last 4.5 years our government in the state and worked to ensure development and progress for all in Assam while preserving its culture and heritage
  • In the last few years, 1.75 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts have been opened, where benefits are reaching beneficiaries, a large number of whom are women.
  • Today, Assam is progressing and developing at a rapid pace.
  • With the Bodo territorial issues being addressed, Assam has now on the path to fast and peaceful development.
  • Assam, along with other northeastern states are fast building on infrastructure. Not just that, it is connecting with neighbouring southeast Asian nations via road and rail infra projects.
  • Assam is also a key pillar of India 'Atmanirbhar Bharat' resolve.
Jan 23, 2021 11:30 (IST)
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan pays floral tribute to Subhash Chandra Bose at his residence in Bhopal on the occasion of Netaji's 125th birth anniversary.

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Jan 23, 2021 11:30 (IST)
Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal welcomes Prime Minister Narendra Modi, at Sivasagar

PM Modi will distribute 1.06 lakh land allotment certificates at an event here today.

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Jan 23, 2021 11:00 (IST)
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray pays tributes to Subhas Chandra Bose on birth anniversary
Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray on Saturday paid homage to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary.

Mr Thackeray paid floral tributes to the founder of the Indian National Army at ''Matoshree'', his private residence in suburban Bandra.

State Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said Netaji's heroic acts are always an inspiration to Indians.

"Gandhiji's and Bose's ideals for freedom were two sides of the same coin," he said in a statement.

The central government has decided to observe January 23 as "Parakram Diwas" to commemorate the birth anniversary of Subhas Chandra Bose, who was born on this day in 1897.
Jan 23, 2021 10:51 (IST)
Won't Reduce Troops At Border Unless China Does, Says Rajnath Singh
India will not reduce the number of troops unless China initiates the process, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh said on Friday over the eastern Ladakh standoff, while exuding confidence of finding a solution to the row through talks.

The defence minister also said India is developing infrastructure in border areas at a "very fast rate", adding China has objected to some of the projects.

"Reduction in the number of troops won't happen. India won't reduce troops deployment unless China initiates the process," he told TV news channel Times Now in an interview.

According to a transcript of the interview issued by the channel, when asked about the dialogue process with China on the row, Mr Singh said, "There is no deadline when it comes to matter like the ongoing standoff. You can't fix a date."

"We are confident of finding a solution through talks," he said.
Jan 23, 2021 10:33 (IST)
PM Modi pays tributes to Bal Thackeray on his birth anniversary

Paying tributes to Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray, a strong votary of Hindutva, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said he was unwavering in upholding his ideals.

Born in 1926, Bal Thackeray had founded the Shiv Sena, a party wedded to the "Marathi manoos" cause, and later, embraced Hindu nationalism. 

"Tributes to Shri Balasaheb Thackeray Ji on his Jayanti. He was unwavering when it came to upholding his ideals. He worked tirelessly for the welfare of people," PM Modi said in a tweet. 
Jan 23, 2021 10:03 (IST)
JustIn| 14,256 fresh COVID-19 cases in India, 1.98% lower than yesterday; 1.06 crore total cases, 1,53,184 deaths

Jan 23, 2021 09:47 (IST)
Union Home Minister Amit Shah pays tribute to Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose on his 125th birth anniversary.

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Jan 23, 2021 09:45 (IST)
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Jharkhand reports 75 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths

Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,18,154 as 75 more people tested positive for the infection, a health official said on Saturday.

The state's coronavirus death toll rose to 1,060 as two more persons succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.

Ranchi district reported the highest number of new cases at 48, followed by East Singhbhum (8) and Gumla (5), the official said.

Jharkhand now has 978 active coronavirus cases, while 1,16,116 people have recovered from the disease so far, he said.

The state has tested 12,679 samples for COVID-19 in  the last 24 hours, the official said.

Jan 23, 2021 09:26 (IST)
PM Modi pays tributes to Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary
Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid homage to freedom fighter Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose on his birth anniversary on Saturday and said a grateful nation will always remember his sacrifice and dedication for its independence.

PM Modi will be in West Bengal on Saturday to address "Parakram Diwas" celebrations in Kolkata to commemorate Subhas Chandra Bose's birth anniversary.

"Tributes to Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, a great freedom fighter and a true son of Mother India, on his birth anniversary," the prime minister said in a tweet in Hindi.

"A grateful nation will always remember his sacrifice and dedication for the independence of the country," he said.
Jan 23, 2021 08:37 (IST)
PM In Assam, Bengal Today; Mamata Banerjee Preps Kolkata Event: 10 Points
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will land in Assam today to distribute land allotment certificates under a state government programme to 1 lakh beneficiaries. Read more

PM In Assam, Bengal Today; Mamata Banerjee Preps Kolkata Event: 10 Points
Jan 23, 2021 08:18 (IST)
Donald Trump impeachment trial in Senate to begin on February 8

The United States Senate would begin the impeachment trial of former President Donald Trump on February 8, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

"The January 6th insurrection at the Capitol, incited by Donald J Trump was a day none of us will ever forget. We all want to put this awful chapter in our nation's history behind us. But healing and unity will only come if there is truth and accountability. And that is what this trial will provide," Schumer said on the senate floor.

Both the Republican and the Democratic Party now have 50 seats each in the 100 member Senate.

However, the crucial vote of Vice President Kamala Harris in her capacity as the chairman of the senate gives the Democrats a majority in the upper chambers of the Congress.

Giving details of the impeachment process, Schumer said the house managers will come to read the article of impeachment at 7 pm on Monday. Members will then be sworn in the next day.
Jan 23, 2021 07:04 (IST)
New York state runs out of Covid-19 vaccines: Governor

New York state was to run out of coronavirus vaccines on Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo said, increasing pressure on President Joe Biden's administration to speed up deliveries.

"NYS will use up our first dose vaccine allocations today. But our next allocation is coming throughout the week," Cuomo wrote on Twitter.

"Providers should ONLY schedule appointments for allocations they know they'll receive. We want to avoid all cancelations," he added.

Biden took office this week with a pledge to reenergize America's faltering vaccination program.
Jan 23, 2021 06:54 (IST)
Spain records 42,885 new COVID-19 cases, regions tightening curbs

The Spanish Health Ministry on Friday reported 42,885 new COVID-19 cases and 400 deaths in a 24-hour period. The increases lift the country's total number of cases to 2,499,560 and the deaths to 55,441 since the pandemic began.

Spain's 17 Autonomous Regions continue to tighten restrictions in a bid to slow the rise in cases. The Madrid region announced Friday that it was bringing forward its nighttime curfew by an hour to between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.

Bars, restaurants and non-essential businesses will now have to close at 9 p.m., while the number of people allowed to sit at the same table is reduced from 6 to 4. All meetings between non-cohabitants in homes will be prohibited until at least Feb. 8.
Jan 23, 2021 06:39 (IST)
Florida to require proof of residence for Covid vaccines

Florida will require proof of residence for those getting a Covid shot in a push to thwart so-called "vaccine tourism," a move experts say could also leave thousands of undocumented immigrants, homeless and low-income people in the lurch.

The decision came after residents of other states and even people from abroad were reportedly arriving in Florida -- which currently vaccinates anyone over age 65 -- with an aim of gaining easier access to immunization.

While the state has administered more than 1.3 million doses, the process has been slow and chaotic.

In a public advisory issued Thursday, Florida's Surgeon General Scott Rivkees indicated that applicants must show proof of residence -- such as driver's license, utility bill or letter from a bank -- in order to be immunized.