Bagmati Province Chief Minister Dormani Poudel received the vaccine against COVID-19 in the province headquarters, Hetauda, today.

CM Poudel has urged all to adopt safety measures even after receiving the vaccine. He received the vaccine from the vaccination centre of Hetauda Hospital today. After being inoculated, CM Poudel said everybody should follow basic health protocols as per the advice given by experts.

According to the provincial government, the vaccine was administered from 506 vaccine centres in the province.

As many as 31,417 people have received the vaccine under the second phase of the vaccination campaign.

CM Poudel urged all people in the target group to receive the vaccine from nearby centres as per the protocol.

"I request all to follow the health protocol even after receiving the vaccine," he added.

CM Poudel's wife Bijaya Poudel, the CM's security team and secretariat members have also received the vaccine.

A version of this article appears in the print on March 09, 2021, of The Himalayan Times.