Norms thrown to wind as hundreds jostle for jab

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Norms thrown to wind as hundreds jostle for jab

Tuesday, 11 May 2021 | PNS | MALKANGIRI

The Covid-19 guidelines issued by the State Government were thrown to the wind as people in hundreds gathered at a vaccination centre in Kalimela block of Malkangiri district to get the jabs on Monday.

As per information, 200 doses of Covishield had arrived at the Kalimela centre, but over a thousand people assembled at the venue violating the social distancing norm. Also, some people were seen jostling with each other to get vaccinated.  Later, police personnel rushed in and intervened to ensure smooth conduct of the vaccination drive with adherence to all safety norms.

If such chaos continues to prevail, the centre may soon turn into a super spreader venue for the virus. On Monday, the district reported 62 positive cases, taking the total tally to 6,179, including 587 active cases. So far, 277 Covid-19 patients in the district have succumbed to the virus.

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