Arunachal govt forbids entry of unvaccinated persons in the state
With a surge in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state, the Arunachal government has decided to allow only vaccinated individuals to enter the bordering state, health officials said on Thursday.
During a virtual meeting on Wednesday, Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar informed Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla that the state government has also undertaken aggressive testing for COVID-19.
Kumar said that the state has adopted a three-prong strategy to prevent the spread of the virus. The steps include extensive tracking and testing, enforcement of COVID-appropriate behaviour, and vaccination.
The chief secretary further stated that more than 68 per cent of the population in 18 years and above category have been inoculated with the first dose of the vaccine, adding that the state needs an additional three lakh vaccines in a bid to achieve 100 per cent coverage of beneficiaries in the 18-plus and 45-plus age groups.
(Edited by Aparmita Das)
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