SHILLONG: The Meghalaya Government on Friday urged all eligible citizens of the State to get themselves vaccinated.
Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong made this appeal after a review meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the State.
Asked about some persons getting infected by the virus even after taking the vaccine, Tynsong said that although they get infected yet the severity and hospitalisation rates are very low.
"Those who are already vaccinated and get infected do not need to go to the hospital. They will recover by themselves because of the vaccination," the Deputy Chief Minister said.
Meanwhile, on the issue of 50th year celebration of Meghalaya's statehood, the Government on Friday decided that the celebration has to go on.
"We have directed the Chief Secretary, the Deputy Commissioners to bring out the detailed programme wherein by next week we will try to reduce the attendees as much as possible who will be part of the celebration," he said.
A REPORTER adds: Meghalaya on Friday registered 64 new COVID-19 cases and registered no death.
Meanwhile, the State also recorded 14 new recovered cases in the last 24 hours. With this, the total number recovered cases reaches 83,338.
The tally of active cases has increased to 262, the Health Department said in a bulletin.