From now onwards, Arunachal Pradesh will allow only vaccinated people to enter the State.

The state government has decided not to allow visitors, who have not taken two doses of vaccine, to enter the state.

“We are ensuring that if anyone wishes to visit Arunachal Pradesh, he or she has to be vaccinated prior to entry,” chief secretary Naresh Kumar told Union Home Secretary Ajay Kumar Bhalla during an online meeting on July 7.

Kumar said the State had adopted a three-prong strategy to stop the spread of the virus.

These were extensive tracking and testing, enforcement of COVID-appropriate behavior, and vaccination.

“Arunachal Pradesh needs an additional 3 lakh COVID vaccines to achieve 100% coverage of beneficiaries in the 18-plus and 45-plus age groups,” he said.

Vaccination as a condition for entry into Arunachal Pradesh follows the State’s bid to provide incentives to people who have been reluctant to take the jab, The Hindu reported.

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