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Covid vaccination will be over in Assam by Aug 15: Assam Health Minister

According to him, as of June 7, only 27 per cent of the Assam 45+ age group population have received doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Guwahati: Assam Health Minister Keshab Mahanta today said that the Covid 19 vaccination process in the state will be over by August 15, this year.

The vaccination process in Assam will be over by August 15, Mahanta said in Kaziranga on the sideline of the first Assam Police SPs conference.

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The Assam Health Minister further said that the State will receive sufficient numbers of COVID-19 vaccines by June 21, which would enable the Health Department to ramp up the vaccination process and complete it by August 15.

According to him, as of June 7, only 27 per cent of the Assam 45+ age group population have received doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Mahanta said that the COVID-19 situation in Assam has improved in the last few days, and said that the State government will come up with a fresh set of SOPs after June 15.

The Assam Government recently had extended the COVID-19 restrictions in the State till June 16, which also bans inter-district movement of individuals.

Assam COVID-19 situation has improved significantly with the daily positivity rate dropping below 3 per cent on Tuesday.

Assam currently has 49,158 active COVID-19 cases. The recovery rate in the State stands at 87.75 per cent.

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