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Chaos at Assam COVID-19 vaccine centre; no mask, no social distancing

BAKSA: Pandemonium ruled at a COVID-19 vaccine centre in Assam today as a massive crowd thronged with scant regard for pandemic appropriate behaviour — such as mask-wearing and social distancing.

In Gandhibari village under Mahkuma of Baksa district, multitudes thronged the COVID-19 vaccine centre at a time when the vaccine process has been extended due to a shortage of jabs.

Things got so bad, in fact, that security personnel had to step in to prevent the people from creating an absolute ruckus.

Rewind a few days back, and several villages in Gandhibari had been declared as containment zones due to COVID-19 outbreaks.

This would perhaps explain the fear psychosis of the locals and their mad scramble to get vaccinated.

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