Virus epicenter slowly shifting to other districts: Meghalaya CM
Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad K Sangma said that the epicentre of the virus is slowly shifting to other districts and the government will ensure that rural infrastructure is equally prepared for the situation.
“We are seeing that the situation is unique in different districts. After seeing the genome sequence of many samples that it is more of a Delta variant which is highly infectious and a high spreading variant so, therefore we have seen the spread that is taking place throughout the state,” Sangma told reporters on Thursday.
He further said that districts such as West Garo Hills, West Jaintia Hills have crossed 17 to 18 cases on an average in the last few days.
Sangma said that he will visit Jowai on June 11 and hold a review meeting there.
The Chief Minister added that the containment measures in East Khasi Hills (EKH) is visible and numbers are going down. Since the rural areas are opening up and moving, and as the variant is also one of the infectious strain, the Deputy Commissioners (DCs) have taken measures and the right strategy should keep things under control.
He said the vaccination programme will change as Government of India has agreed to supply for the 18 plus category as well.
“Based on that, we will vaccinate and combine both 18 plus and 45 plus in one category, we have 1, 50,000 doses with us now,” he said.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)
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