Chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal urged the citizens of Assam to stand united, cutting across linguistic or religious divides in the fight against Coronavirus (Covid-19).
Addressing media persons at Brahmaputra State Guest House on Wednesday, Sonowal said this is not the time of narrow mindedness.
He stressed on the need of staying united and strengthening the government’s efforts to overcome this challenge.
The chief minister appreciated the roles played by doctors, nurses, lab technicians and safai karmi along with police, food and civil supplies department, power, PHED and other such essential service providers in this hour of crisis.
He called on the people to motivate and encourage these personnel who have been working day and night for the society.
The chief minister urged the people of Assam to observe the 21-day national lockdown called by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and maintain social distancing to break the chain of Coronavirus pandemic.
Appealing to the people not to panic but to stay aware and alert while maintaining cleanliness and hygiene, the CM said the state government is working dedicatedly to contain the outbreak of this pandemic.
He reiterated that the people from all sections of the society must pledge to overcome this challenge by staying united.