Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal said that in the absence of any vaccination to stop coronavirus pandemic, social distancing and avoiding all social gatherings are considered as the golden principles to reduce its lethality.
He also appealed people to adhere to the lockdown protocols and asked Nalbari district administration to work in unison with food & civil supplies and agriculture department to maintain the supply chain so that people have the reach to essential commodities remaining inside their home.
Chairing a review meeting to see the preparedness of Nalbari district administration, Sonowal asked Deputy Commissioner Bharat Bhusan Dev Choudhury to maintain close liaison with all line departments to make the lockdown a complete success.
He also observed that people will adhere to the lockdown protocol if essential commodities of their daily requirements are served seamlessly and asked the district administration to be on its toes to provide all essential commodities including poultry and fish to the people of the district.
He also asked the Deputy Commissioner to keep the control room of the district active on 24×7 basis and allot duties in the control room in accordance with the shifts so that nobody has to work more than 8 hours a day.
He also urged upon the control room officials to maintain a human approach and render help to the people on a real-time basis.
During the visit, the Chief Minister also distributed masks among common people at the DC office premises.
Later, the Chief Minister also interacted with the media persons at the DC office campus.
He lauded their role in spreading awareness among people about preventive measures about COVID-19 pandemic and stressed on the importance of social distancing.