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vaccine doses to all: Goa misses July 31 deadline

02:12 AM Aug 02, 2021 | Agencies

Panaji: The July 31 deadline to complete administering the first COVID-19 vaccine dose to all eligible beneficiaries in Goa has been missed as only 87 per cent of the target has been met, a senior official said on Sunday. The July 31 deadline was set by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant with the aim of getting the state prepared to tackle a possible third wave of the infection.

“Now, 87% of the eligible population of Goa has been given the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Currently, 23 per cent of beneficiaries have got both doses,” State Vaccination Officer Dr Rajendra Borkar told reporters.

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Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte attacked the Sawant government for missing the deadline and said the BJP was more interested in ‘trampling democracy’ than fighting the pandemic.

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