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The Odisha Open will be held behind closed doors.

With just five days left for the 2022 Odisha Open to kick-start, the state government is leaving no stones unturned to host the inaugural edition of the international badminton tournament, which will witness over 300 players from 18 countries vie for the top honors. The 2022 Odisha Open is a BWF Super 100 tournament that will take place at the Jawaharlal Nehru Indoor Stadium in Cuttack city from January 25 to 30.

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Over nine lakh beneficiaries received their third dose of the Covid vaccine on the first day of the drive to administer the 'Precaution Dose'

Over nine lakh beneficiaries received their third dose of the Covid vaccine on the first day of the drive to administer the 'Precaution Dose' to the healthcare workers, frontline workers and sixty plus individuals commenced on Monday across the country.

"On the first day of 'Precaution Dose' for the identified categories of beneficiaries for Covid vaccination today, more than 9 lakh doses were administered to the eligible age group," the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

Earlier in the day, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in a tweet, "The programme for administering the 'Precaution Dose' on the advice of doctors to healthcare and frontline workers and people of 60+ age is starting from today across the country".

"Under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi ji, the government is committed to provide additional security cover to healthcare and frontline workers on priority," he added in the same tweet.

The CoWIN portal on the first day sent over one crore reminders messages to the beneficiaries to get the 'Precaution Dose'. The online booking of appointments for dose through CoWIN portal was started from Saturday. The ministry had clarified that there would be no need for new registration for the 'Precaution Dose'.

Overall, with the administration of over 82 lakhs vaccine doses on Monday, India's Covid-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 152.78 crores. (IANS/JB)


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The third dose will be the same vaccines as was given to them previously.

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has said that there is no need for new registration for beneficiaries of the precautionary Covid-19 vaccine dose. "Those who have taken two doses of Covid-19 vaccine can directly take an appointment or walk-in to any vaccination centre", said the ministry.

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More than 1.5 crore youngsters have also received the first medication in only five days.

The Prime Minister was addressing after virtually launching the Chittaranjan National Cancer Institute's second campus in Kolkata.
More than 90% of India's adult population has already gotten a single dosage of the vaccine, he claims. "More than 1.5 crore youngsters have also received the first medication in only five days," he added.

Modi hailed the country's scientists, vaccine makers, and health-care workers for their contributions, dedicating the success to the entire country and all governments.

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