SHILLONG: Deputy Chief Minister, Prestone Tynsong said that the government planned to vaccinate 70 per cent of the eligible population with Covid-19 vaccine by the end of September this year.
"Our focus is to reach each and every village and we want to complete 100 per cent vaccination," Prestone Tynsong said after the review meeting on the Covid situation in the State on Monday.
The Deputy Chief Minister, in-charge of Health department also, said that so far 46 per cent of the eligible population had been vaccinated. "We are going upto the block and the village level to make the citizens understand of the necessity to take the vaccine," Tynsong said. He also informed that the government was working hand-in-hand with the Covid Committee Management Team to encourage people to take the vaccine and was taking steps necessary to stop the spread of the virus.
The Deputy Chief Minister also said that the government was concerned about the loss of livelihood due to the lockdown but due to high positivity rate it could not take the decision to reopen everything in one go.
Meanwhile, Tynsong also informed that the government had decided to re-open places of worship and solemnize marriages from August 16. He said that the Chief Secretary had been given the task of formulating the modalities and protocols that had to be adhered to while visiting places of worship.