Assam Chief Minister Sarbanadna Sonowal on Monday held a video conference (VC) with the deputy commissioners and superintendents of police of the state.
The conference was held to review the situation in the state arising out of Covid 19 outbreak.
Sonowal asked the DCs and the SPs to closely monitor the situation in their respective districts to check transmission of coronavirus infection in the state and complete adherence to lockdown declared by the government.
Sonowal further asked the DCs and the SPs to enforce the lockdown in their respective jurisdiction and closely monitor the system in place to make all the essential commodities available to the public.
He also asked the functionaries to keep a watch on the traders so that there is ‘no hoarding’ of essential items and making use of the extraordinary situation the prices of essential commodities do not spike.
The CM further urged the people to put themselves in self-quarantine.
He also emphasized that the golden protocol to check the transmission of this virus is the observance of ‘social distancing’ and ‘avoidance of all kinds of social gathering’.
He, however, said that with cooperation from the public at large, the virulence of the novel coronavirus and its fatality can be minimized to a great extent.