The Maharashtra government on Wednesday complained of shortage of coronavirus vaccine in several parts of the state, including Mumbai, and said that the doses are available only for the next couple of days. The inoculation drive has even been halted in Panvel citing “unavailability of vaccine”. However, the Centre termed the complaints as “a deplorable attempt to divert attention from the failures of the state government and spread panic among people”. Mumbai reported 10,428 new COVID-19 cases on Wednesday and now has over 80,000 active cases.In other news, suspended cop Sachin Vaze accused former Home Minister Anil Deshmukh, Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and Transport Minister Anil Parab of pressuring him to extort money from BMC contractors, and illegal tobacco factories and bars in the city. Also, the Supreme Court today will hear petitions filed by Maharashtra government and Deshmukh challenging the Bombay HC order directing a CBI preliminary enquiry into corruption allegations levelled by Param Bir Singh.
THE TIMES OF INDIA | Apr 08, 2021, 15:24:31 IST