Kerala antigen test covid vaccine
Thiruvananthapuram Corporation organised COVID-19 Antigen test for street dwellers and destitutes in Thiruvananthapuram on Tuesday, May 11, 2021. Image Credit: ANI

Thiruvananthapuram: Taking a strong position in the manner in which the slow process of vaccination is taking place in the state, the Kerala High Court on Friday asked the Centre to explain when the state will get the required quantity of vaccines.

The case has now been posted for next Friday, when the Centre will have to explain.

The court informed the counsel of the Centre that the situation in the state is very grave and at the present pace in which vaccination is taking place, it will take two years for the entire state to get vaccinated.

According to the statistics of vaccination taken in Kerala, so far 1,951,126 people have had both doses, while 6,272,095 people have had one dose.

While more than 1.6 million people have recovered from COVID-19, the present number of active cases stands at 438,913, after 39,955 turned positive on Thursday. The test positivity rate continues to hover around 27 per cent.

Starting Thursday private sector companies like Synthite and V-Guard have sourced their vaccine requirements for their staff and families.