Tripura, Jan 14: Tripura is all set to start the COVID19 vaccine drive. India to start the vaccination drive against coronavirus on January 16. The first consignment of the COVID19 vaccine arrived at the Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport in Agartala in Tripura. The consignment comprised 56,500 doses of the vaccine.

Tripura chief minister Biplab Kumar Deb took to Twitter to thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the vaccines. He took to Twitter and wrote, “First consignment of 56,500 doses Covid vaccine arrives at Maharaja Bir Bikram Airport, Agartala. In the first phase of vaccination, health and frontline warriors will be vaccinated. I would like to thank Shri @narendramodi Ji as we gear up for the world’s biggest vaccination drive.”

First of all Healthcare workers and frontline workers will get the vaccine. Meanwhile, the first consignment of Covid-19 vaccines for Assam and Meghalaya arrived in Guwahati on Tuesday evening. The consignment comprised of 2 lakhs 76 thousand doses for both states. Manipur on Wednesday received the first consignment of the vaccine comprising of 54,000 doses.