Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Tuesday made payment for 42,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccination to manufacturing companies, Deputy Chief Minister Prestone Tynsong said.

Following a review meeting held by Chief Minister Conrad Sangma, Tynsong said vaccines will reach Meghalaya within a few days time.

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Tynsong said the price of each dose would be Rs 300, as set by the manufacturing companies and Government of India.

The state government also took stock of the availability of essential commodities in the state. Tynsong maintained Meghalaya has sufficient stock of essential commodities.

“I would like to inform that Government of India is kind enough to sanction additional allotment of rice under Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana (PMGKAY) for the months of May and June. Lifting of rice has just started and distribution will take place within this month,” said Tynsong.

Meghalaya recorded a total of 339 new cases. The total COVID-19 active cases stand at 2,019. No deaths were recorded on Tuesday and total 204 people recovered from coronavirus.

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