Covid-19 not going anywhere for next 2-5 years, learn to live with it: Delhi Health Minister

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain opened up about the new variant of Covid-19 and said that there is no need to worry about it till the WHO declares it as a variant of concern. He said that coronavirus is not going anywhere for the next two to five years so we should learn to live with it.

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The health minister said that the precaution dose of Covid-19 vaccines will be made available to 18+ population group. (Representational Image)

As Delhi records a steep fall in the total number of Covid-19 cases being reported everyday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that there's no need to focus on the positivity rate anymore.

While earlier, the main focus of the authorities was to bring down the positivity rate, now, the aim is to give a booster dose of Covid-19 to all who are above 18 years.

Talking about the new variant, the health minister revealed that since it is not a variant of concern yet, it's not that harmful.

The Health minister also said "Corona is going to go away in the next 2-5 years, it will take a long time, we will have to learn to live with it."

COVID-19 BOOSTER DOSE

Delhi's health minister revealed that the authorities have geared up to inoculate all those who are above 18 years with the booster or precaution dose of Covid-19.

He said, "Delhi is fully prepared regarding the booster dose. Right now, it has started from private centers, but soon it will be available at government hospitals. It is not possible to make it free in private hospitals, but it will be free in government hospitals."

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