Dharamshala: Since the Government of India has announced the availability of paid booster doses for 18 and above at private vaccination centres in April, the Central Taskforce Committee beseeched eligible Tibetans to obtain it from the local hospitals as soon as possible during the committee’s 117th Covid briefing.
Updating the past seven day’s Covid record of Tibetan community in India and Nepal, Under Secretary Tsering from the Department of Health, CTA, reported 19 active cases and 18 home-quarantined from the 49 tests conducted during the same period.
According to the vaccination data received by the Taskforce Committee, 50,294 and 265 Tibetans above 18 in India received complete and partial vaccination, respectively, while 729 Tibetans in Nepal were fully vaccinated. As of Tibetans below 17, 109 in Nepal were inoculated with both shots, while in India, 2,721 got duo doses, and 38 were partly vaccinated. Additionally, 9,172 in India and 662 in Nepal have received precautionary booster doses so far.
Apart from the Covid numbers, Under Secretary Tsering further urged Tibetans to continue adhering to preventive measures given the emergence of flu with the beginning of monsoon season in India. Especially, the members of schools, monasteries and the like were exhorted to immediately get tested if symptoms demonstrate.
Amid the rise in Covid cases across India, Dr Jigmey Kalsang stressed inoculation of the booster shots and proper implementation of Covid guidelines.