Get vaccinated, urges Chief Minister

By Our Staff Reporter
IMPHAL, Jan 13 : Chief Minister N Biren has appealed to the people of Manipur to maintain the standard operating procedures for COVID-19 at all times and get fully vaccinated against Covid.
N Biren made the appeal after taking part in the virtual meeting of Chief Ministers convened by Prime Minister Narendra Modi through social media.
COVID-19 will likely stay with us for while, he said and urged the people to not take the disease lightly.
Continuing that the number of active Covid cases is rising rapidly since the past few days, N Biren maintained that the State has also detected one case of Omicron variant a few weeks ago.
The only way to prevent Covid infection is vaccination, the Chief Minister maintained and expressed concern over the low vaccination rate in some hill districts.
Maintaining that people in the 15 to 18 age group can now take Covid vaccine, he urged the people to take the advice of experts and go for vaccination.
The rate of fatalities among the vaccinated lots is low, N Biren said and continued that the State has launched mobile vaccination vehicles to ramp up the vaccination drive.
Take the Covid vaccine without hesitation, he added.