The National Blood Transfusion Council (NBTC) has suggested that those administered with the Covid-19 vaccine should not donate blood for another two months. The Council informs that blood donation can affect the immune system.
The Council says that blood donations should not be made between the day the first dose was taken and 28 days after the second dose. The notification issued by NBTC suggests that "28 days post-vaccination deferral after the last dose of Covid-19 vaccination, irrespective of the type of vaccine received."
Meanwhile, the Ministry of Health has directed the five election-bound states to strictly follow Covid-19 norms. The department has said that the polling booths should be equipped with masks and sanitizers. The suggestions come in the wake of the sudden resurgence in the Coronavirus cases in the country.
The Health Ministry of West Bengal had expressed their concern to the Election Commission over the rise in the number of cases and even informed that Covid-19 protocols are violated in the election campaign. They informed that many are not wearing masks including the ones attended by top leaders, lack of beds or ventilators in the state hospitals. The Health Ministry has asked the Election Commission to impose restrictions.
Meanwhile, the Karnataka borders tighten the restriction due to the surge of Covid-19 cases. The Karnataka district administration has warned that the inspection of vehicles including KSRTC buses will be intensified in Thalappadi.