Dibrugarh: Deputy Commissioner Pallav Gopal Jha held a meeting with religious leaders of different communities and sought their support to create awareness among the people of their communities about the importance of maintaining social distancing to contain outbreak of COVID-19 in Dibrugarh district on Monday.
In a meeting held at the DC office’s conference hall, Jha stated that social distancing was the only way to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and appealed to the religious leaders to refrain from holding large gatherings so that norms for social distancing could be maintained.
Stating that the district administration was taking measures to provide food and other facilities to the homeless and poorest section of the society, Deputy Commissioner Jha also appealed to all to share list of daily wage earners and workers of unorganized sectors who did not have BPL cards so that proper measures to provide necessary assistance to them could be taken by the administration.
Keeping in view the objectionable comments made by some in social media platforms in the recent past, DC Jha made it clear that communal comments against any community would not be tolerated and administration along with police was strictly monitoring social media sites to stop such activities. In the meeting, Dibrugarh SP Sreejith T also appealed to all not to spread rumours and fake news and urged the people to contact authorities concerned for verification of any news.