GUWAHATI: As a part of the sequel of measures that the State government has been taking to ensure cleanliness and contain and control the outbreak of COVID 19 in the state, Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday led a sanitization exercise and himself sprayed the sanitization in Fancy Bazar near Old Jail area in the city.
The sanitization work is undertaken by Gauhati Municipal Corporation (GMC) with the help of its fire and emergency services sanitized the areas as a preventive measure to contain the spread of novel coronavirus. Minister for Guwahati Development Department Siddhartha Bhattacharya was also present during the sanitization exercise.
The GMC has been spearheading the sanitization programme to sanitize several routes and areas in and around Guwahati.
Later talking to the reporters, the Chief Minister said that COVID 19 pandemic is a global health hazards which should be contained and controlled with unified and coordinated efforts. As the sanitizers are believed to be effective to kill the disease-causing virus along with health hygiene, the government has given the emphasis on societal hygiene and therefore, GMC has launched this sanitization programme throughout the city, Sonowal exhorted. He also maintained that since social distancing and avoidance of any social gathering occupied the ‘standard protocol’ designed worldwide to contain and control the virus infection, people should adhere to lockdown completely given throughout the country for 21 days. In view of several patients found positive of COVID 19 in Assam, the State Health Department is fully prepared to provide the right kind of treatment to all infected persons with adequate quarantine facility, ICU, Ventilators etc, a press release said.