With the lockdown started in Assam at 6 pm on Tuesday, Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the people of the state to fully adhere to its norms.
The lockdown has been enforced by the Assam government as a preventive measure to contain the spread of coronavirus in the state.
Chief minister Sonowal said the state government has enforced the lockdown starting from 6 pm on March 24 till March 31 midnight to ensure safety of the people from the deadly coronavirus.
He said as no vaccine has been ready yet, awareness and alertness of people are the basic tools to fight against this virus.
Sonowal also urged the people not to panic.
Chief minister Sonowal further asked people to strictly maintain social distance to keep themselves safe.
He said though no positive case has been identified so far in the state, the people must maintain utmost precautions.
— Sarbananda Sonowal (@sarbanandsonwal) March 24, 2020
The Assam CM also appealed to the people to use toll free number 104 to contact the health department if they have any similar symptoms of the virus in their body.
The CM said the health department is fully geared up to deal with any eventuality and urged people to follow the advisories issued by the department from time to time.
He also called upon officials of health, civil and police administration, PHE, power, fire & emergency, bank and other essential services to carry out duties with sincerely and responsibly at this time of crisis.
The Assam chief minister further urged the PRI representatives, gaon burhas, line sardars of Tea Gardens and all conscientious citizens to spread awareness about this disease and precautionary measures among common people by using social media platforms.
The CM also lauded the role of media at this time of crisis and urged upon them to make people aware of the importance of complete enforcement of lockdown in the State.
He also called upon the media to take steps to dispel rumours so that people do not panic.