Chennai, Sept 3: Nilgiris district authorities have made it compulsory for to undergo mandatory COVID vaccination to buy alcohol in state-run TASMAC outlets. Nilgiris is the first district to come up with such an initiative in Tamil Nadu.
Aadhaar cards are also required to be submitted along with the vaccination certificates to purchase liquor at the TASMAC outlets.
Some said they’re unable to get jabbed due to alcohol consumption. Now, to buy alcohol, they’ll have to show proof of vaccination, said Dist Collector J Innocent Divya.
Almost 97 per cent of the population in the district was administered vaccine doses, either first or second.
The administration wanted all the citizens to take the second jab also and this step was part of the drive to vaccinate the residents.