New Delhi: Amidst the second wave of coronavirus infection, India's vaccination drive is underway in full swing. While the government is working on speeding up the vaccination campaign, the unique way to promote the drive by the goldsmith community in Gujarat is in the news. In fact, the community of Rajkot is giving gifts made of gold to those who get the vaccine in the city.
There are several protocols to be followed from the first dose of vaccine to the second dose. Despite having both dosas, you cannot roam without a mask for a long time. People are still being careless despite whatever is done to reduce the risk of infection. In such a situation, Rajkot's goldsmith community is encouraging people to get the coronavirus vaccine in the spirit of saving the family and society. Here, women who have been vaccinated are given gold nose pins and men are given gift items like hand blenders.
#COVID19 | In a bid to encourage people to take vaccine, the goldsmith community in Gujarat's Rajkot are offering a nose-pin made of gold to women & hand blender to men getting inoculated at their vaccination camp
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There is an atmosphere of happiness among the local people from this initiative. People, besides their family and relatives, are also advising others to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible.
Meanwhile, a night curfew will be imposed in 20 cities of Gujarat between 8 pm to 6 am from Wednesday till April 30, informed Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Tuesday.
The cities where night curfew will be imposed are Ahmedabad, Surat, Rajkot, Vadodara, Junagadh, Gandhinagar, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Anand, Nadiad, Mehsana, Morbi, Patan, Godhra, Dahod, Bhuj, Gandhidham, Bharuch, Surendranagar, and Amreli. "100 people to be allowed at weddings. Grand events to be postponed until April 30. Government offices to remain closed on Saturday till April 30," said Rupani during a review meeting with officials over the COVID-19 situation.
Gujarat reported 3280 new COVID-19 cases, 2167 discharges and 17 deaths on Tuesday. Total cases in the state are 3,24,878.