Rapid Antigen Test (RAT) will be mandatory prior to Covid19 vaccination in Dibrugarh from Wednesday.

Talking to media persons on Tuesday, the district surveillance officer of Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, Nabajyoti Gogoi said, “From tomorrow, Covid test will be mandatory at every vaccination centre in Dibrugarh. Prior to vaccination, one will have to undergo for Rapid Antigen Test.”

“Everybody, who is over 40 years of age, should undergo Covid19 test from tomorrow in every vaccination centre,” Gogoi said.

He said, “I appeal to everybody to maintain social distancing, wear masks and maintain the Covid19 protocols in the vaccination centres. For senior citizens, we have made arrangements in the vaccination centres.”

Meanwhile, the Dibrugarh district administration has taken special drive in the flood affected areas of Dibrugarh.

“We have taken special sessions in the tea belts and flood-prone areas because we have to end the vaccination drive before flood,” Gogoi informed.

On Tuesday, 6,088 samples were tested, out of which 427 cases of Covid19 were detected.

“Till date, we have 11 micro containment zones and 4 big containment zones in Dibrugarh district. We are strictly monitoring the containment zones,” Gogoi said.

Avik Chakraborty is Northeast Now Correspondent in Dibrugarh. He can be reached at: babs8oct@gmail.com