Chennai, Nov 15 | The Tamil Nadu Health Department said that 16.32 lakh people were inoculated against Covid-19 as part of the state’s eighth mega vaccination camp.
While speaking to IANS, state Health minister Ma Subramanian said: “We inoculated a total of 16,32,498 people on Sunday. The heavy rains did dampen the spirit a little but nurses conducted door-to-door vaccinations in an effort to inoculate the maximum number of people as early as possible. We must not let our guards down as the pandemic is dangerous and can be fatal if vaccinations are not taken on time.”
The Minister said that 75 lakh people are due for the second dose and that nurses will be reaching the doorsteps to inoculate them.
Vaccinations took place in 50,000 centres spread across the state.
Of this 16,32,498 people, 5,44,809 people took their first dose, while 10,87,669 were administered the second shot, according to the health department.
In the first vaccination camp held on September 12, 28.91 lakh people were inoculated, while the number was 16.43 lakh in the second camp, 25.04 lakh in the third, 17.04 lakh in the fourth, 22.85 lakh in the fifth, 23.27 in the sixth camp and 17.20 lakh in the seventh.
The state is conducting a hectic door-to-door inoculation programme and is aiming to complete the vaccination for 1.04 lakh people who are yet to receive their first dose.
On the back of Global Clues and SGX, Nifty opened on a gap down note & continued downside momentum throughout the day and closed the session at 15809.40 level with a loss of 430.90. However, Bank nifty closed the session at 33315.65 level with a loss of 848.05 points.
India VIX closed at 24.56 up by 10.13% which is a sign of more volatility in upcoming sessions.47 stocks out of NIFTY 50 closed in RED which suggest broad based selling. All the sectoral indices were ended in the red with metal, IT indices down 4-5 percent.
Despite one way fall, Stocks like ITC, DRREDDY, POWERGRID were the top gainers, While WIPRO, HCLTECH, INFY, TCS & TECHM were prime losers. On a daily chart, Nifty has formed a Bearish candle which indicates downside momentum for an upcoming session. Moreover, Nifty is showing support from horizontal line i.e., 15750 levels which is make or break level. In addition, Nifty has been sustained above the 21-Monthly Moving Average which indicates a bounce back from lower levels can be seen.
However, the momentum indicators MACD & Stochastic were trading with a negative crossover & trading in oversold zone which is a sign of sideways to negative trend in Nifty. The Nifty may find Strong support around 15700 levels, breaching below it can show more downside till 15500 levels while on the upside 16000 may act as an immediate hurdle. On the other hand, Bank nifty has support at 32800 levels while resistance at 34500 levels.
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