COVID VACCINE TENTATIVELY EXPECTED IN JANUARY 2021: CM PRAMOD SAWANT

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COVID VACCINE TENTATIVELY EXPECTED IN JANUARY 2021: CM PRAMOD SAWANT

PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that the COVID-19 vaccine can be expected in January 2021.

Afte attending a video conferencing meeting of Chief Ministers of all States chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Sawant said that the Prime Minister has asked for a written notes from States as regard their preliminary preparations to distribute the vaccine.

The vaccine will first be given to health workers, frontline warriors, senior citizens above 65 years and those with comorbid conditions.

Sawant said that the government will send its written notes to the PMO about the preparations to be made in Goa to distribute the vaccine. The government will also maintain cold chain storage facilities, he added.

Sawant also said that the focus of the meeting was on taking precautions in the four States of Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala and West Bengal, which have seen spike in COVID cases.

To  a question, the Chief Minister said that there will be no impact on Goa of the stringent measures taken by the Maharashtra government making COVID-negative report mandatory for people coming from four States including Goa.

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