Kohima: Following a cabinet meeting on Monday evening, the Nagaland government has announced its decision to provide free vaccination for persons above the 18. A spokesperson for COVID-19, Mmhonlumo Kikon disclosed this during a press conference at the civil secretariat in Kohima.

Sharing the “good news”, Kikon said that the People’s Democratic Alliance (PDA), under the leadership of Chief Minister Neiphiu Rio, has decided to free access to the COVID-19 vaccine for persons above the age of 18 years.

The state will join the nation in the vaccination of 18 years above from May 1 onwards. In this regard, he said that as every state will be ordering and buying the vaccines based on the need, Nagaland will also do the same.

The legislator also informed that a ‘lockdown with consolidated guidelines’ would be applicable between April 30 and May 14. The official notification of the guidelines woud be issued on April 29. He said that the new guidelines would be strict and contain “all elements” of lockdown.

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He also informed that a total of 1,86,350 vaccines have so far been administered in the State as of Tuesday morning. According to him, Nagaland has the lowest wastage record in the country.

“For Nagaland, there is no shortage of vaccine”, he commented on the availability of vaccines in the state.


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