COVID vaccination halted at 400 centres in Odisha

Lawrence Kim
April 9, 2021

Thousands of sex workers in the city have been forced by pandemic-related closure of hotels - where they rented rooms to sell their services - to solicit for clients on the street, they say.

'We need to get vaccinated'.

Brazil has fully vaccinated just slightly over 2% of its 200-million population, with first-line COVID jabs being distributed among prioritised groups of health workers, the elderly, and indigenous people.

"We are part of the priority group because we deal with various types of people and our lives are at risk", said Lucimara Costa, one of the protesting prostitutes.

The governor joined Revere Mayor Brian Arrigo and East Boston Neighborhood Health Center President Manny Lopes to tour the vaccination site at the Oceanside Events Center in Revere, which has been designated as one of the 20 hardest hit communities in the state and prioritized for mobile vaccination units through the state's partnership with FEMA. "We form part of that group, since we give information about STIs for men, distribute condoms..." said Vieira.

"In order to increase the access of vaccine to these populations, Covid-19 vaccination sessions may be organised at work places (both public & private) which are having about 100 eligible and willing beneficiaries by tagging these work places with an existing Covid vaccination centre", Bhushan said in the letter.

On Tuesday, Brazil recorded 86,979 new cases. For the first time, more than 4,000 deaths were recorded in a single day with 4,195 reported.

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