New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked people to not queue up outside vaccination centres as the capital city is yet to receive vaccines to start third phase of the vaccination drive. “We’ve not received the vaccines yet, we are in constant touch with the company. We are hopeful that vaccines will reach by tomorrow or the day after. They have assured us. 3 lakh doses of Covishield is coming to us first”, said Kejriwal, adding that Delhi will not be commencing the third phase of vaccination to innoculate people of 18-44 yrs of age.Also Read - With 442 New COVID Cases, Delhi Witnesses Slight Decline, No Death Reported

“I request you to not queue up at the centres tomorrow. As soon as the vaccines come, we will make proper announcements. Only then people with appointments can start coming to the centres”, Delhi CM said addressing a press conference today. Also Read - Brace For Light Rainfall In Delhi-NCR For Next 2 Days, Heatwave Conditions Unlikely

Furthermore,  the Chief Minister asserted that the Delhi government has requested both companies to make available to them 67 lakh doses each in the next 3 months. “Delhi govt is ready to make payments for it. People of Delhi will be given free vaccines. We’re making all efforts to see that people of Delhi are vaccinated in the next 3 months”, he assured. Also Read - Madhya Pradesh Records 42 COVID-19 Cases, Active Count Stands At 298

Earlier officials had stated that orders for 3-lakh vaccine doses have been placed already and it will be placed for the rest of the doses as soon as possible. “The work for the order and procurement of the vaccine is in progress. The first lot of the vaccine doses will be received soon. Orders for 50-lakh vaccine doses are being placed,” an official told PTI

Meanwhile, the second coronavirus wave continues to ravage Delhi, which recorded 368 more deaths and 25,986 infections on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 31.76 per cent.