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10% off nationwide alcoholic beverages for people taking second COVID vaccine in Mandsaur – The New Indian Express

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MANDSAUR: Liquor stores in the town of Mandsaur, Madhya Pradesh, will offer a 10% discount on the country’s alcoholic beverages to people who receive the second COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday, an official said on Tuesday.

However, the move drew criticism from a ruling BJP MP, who said it would encourage people to consume alcohol.

The Madhya Pradesh government will hold a mega campaign on Wednesday to cover more population as part of its coronavirus vaccination program.

A 10% discount will be given on the purchase of country liquor at three stores located at Sitamau Fatak, Bhuniakhedi and Old Bus Stand, said Mandsaur District Excise Officer Anil Sachan.

That discount will be given to people who take the second and final jab on Wednesday, he said.

The move was made to encourage people to take their second dose of the vaccine during the mega vaccination campaign, the official said.

If the experience proves successful, it will also be implemented in other parts of the district, he added.

However, Mandsaur’s BJP MP Yashpal Singh Sisodiya objected to the move, saying the move was not appropriate.

This is not a decision made by the state government, and it will encourage people to consume alcohol, he said in a tweet.

Earlier, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan expressed concern that people did not show up for the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

The state government has set a deadline of late December to complete immunization of all eligible people.

Earlier this month, the excise manager of neighboring Khandwa district, RP Kirar, ordered liquor stores to require customers to verbally self-certify vaccination before serving them.

As of November 23, a total of 8,1279,730 doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered in the state.

With an addition of 12 new cases, the COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh rose to 793,052 on Tuesday, while another patient succumbed to the infection, a health department official said.

The death toll rose by one to 10,527, the official said.

The number of recoveries in the state rose to 7 82,435 after 12 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, he said.

There are now 90 active coronavirus cases in Madhya Pradesh.

With 53,493 swab samples examined during the day, the number of tests performed in the state rose to 2,147,70,618, he said.

According to an official statement, a total of doses of the coronavirus vaccine have been administered so far in the state, including 3.93.888 on Tuesday.

Coronavirus figures in PM are as follows: total number of cases 7 93,052, new cases 12, number of deaths 10,527, recoveries 7 82,435, active cases 90, total tests 2 14 70 618.

Four fully vaccinated army officers, including two attending an Indian Institute of Management (IIM) course, tested positive for coronavirus in Indore district of Madhya Pradesh, an official said on Tuesday. .

“Four army officers have tested positive for the coronavirus in the past three days in Indore. They had received the two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. They have no symptoms and their condition is fine,” he said. said Dr Amit Malakar, Nodal Officer, COVID-19, Indore.

He said two of the infected officers are residents of the army cantonment located in the nearby town of Mhow and two more are enrolled in the IIM Indore certificate course in business management for defense officers ( CCBMDO).

Meanwhile, the IIM administration decided to stop the courses offline and run them virtually.

“As a precaution, we have decided to run courses online instead of offline for a batch of 60 participants in the CCBMDO course after some of them tested positive for the pandemic,” said the director of IIM Indore, Himanshu Rai.

He said, however, that participants in the current CCBMDO batch were not staying on the IIM campus.

A separate classroom has been set up on campus for them, he added.

“Those who came into contact with participating army officers during the study on the IIM campus tested negative for the coronavirus,” he said.

In another development, a fully vaccinated 69-year-old woman died of COVID-19 infection in Indore on Saturday, Malakar said, adding that she died at Mhow military hospital.

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