Dimapur, May 11: The Angami Youth Organization (AYO) has pushed for ramping up COVID-19 vaccination apart from contact tracing and testing in the face of recent surge in COVID cases in Nagaland.
Admitting that lockdown is a measure to break down the chain of Covid transmission, AYO president Kekhrie Pfukha said lockdown for the sake of lockdown may not necessarily serve its purpose if core issues like effective vaccination to the public apart from contact tracing and testing are not appropriately addressed.
“Let us not panic or create panic in any way because testing or vaccinating is the means and processes to defeat Covid,” AYO said.
Stating that we must all evolve according to the situational realities of our times, AYO hoped that the authorities will make vaccination available for the public in this second wave as “this is a possible shield which is at hand in addition to following all SOPs.”
On the State’s fragile economy, AYO said the economy is likely to be adversely affected and especially the poor will suffer the most. However, it trusted that the Government is prepared to assist in mitigating the foreseeable impending dangers.
The organization also advised all the business houses, especially those selling essential commodities, not to hike their prices. “We all must ensure that this is a collective battle in which all of us must contribute in all dimensions as we fight the second Covid wave in Nagaland,” it said. (Page News Service)