Petrol, Groceries Banned For Unvaccinated Citizens In This City! How Will The Ban Work?
There is a clear direction from the Aurangabad district administration to check the vaccination certificates of customers, be it ration shops, gas agencies or petrol pumps.
Shopkeepers are allowed to provide groceries only if people show at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine certificate. Not only grocery, even in petrol pump people are advised to follow the same process. This step is taken to ramp up vaccination in the Marathwada district.
So the vaccination rates in the particular region were low and it was mandatory to ramp up the vaccination drive as well as drive people to take vaccines. Also, a few days back following the District Collectors order, the entrance to historic sites and monuments in Aurangabad were forbidden for the people who had not received a single dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
From November 30, the Municipal Corporation has mandated all petrol pumps to check all customers’ Covid-19 vaccination certificates.
Take Covid-19 Vaccine Or No Grocery!
Sunil Chavan, the Aurangabad District Collector, issued an order on Tuesday directing fair price stores, gas agencies, and fuel pumps to examine clients’ vaccination certificates.
Only residents who have received at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccination will be able to purchase groceries from ration shops, gas cylinders from agencies, and fuel from petrol pumps.
If the order is not implemented, Chavan said, the government will take legal action against the individuals involved under the Disaster Management Act and the Epidemic Diseases Act.
Increasing The Vaccination Rate
According to another source, the Aurangabad Zilla Parishad has decided to extend the immunisation process in the evening to enhance vaccination rates.
“Many people work in agricultural fields from morning to evening. Hence, to facilitate their inoculation, the Zilla Parishad will undertake vaccination from 5 pm to 8 pm in the district,”
Zilla Parishad’s health officer Sudhakar Shekle said.