Hailakandi: The Hailakandi district administration has appealed to the people not to panic but to stay indoors to prevent the outbreak of the COVID-19. In an appeal to the people on Wednesday, Jalli said the administration and the health department are taking all preventive measures at ground zero to contain the spread of the disease and the people must fully cooperate by remaining indoors.
Jalli said the district has sufficient foodstuff to last for two months and there is no need for people to resort to panic buying. She said groceries with trade license will remain open between 9 am to 3 pm and two persons from each family will be allowed to buy essentials within a radius of one km. “They will have to come to the nearest grocery on foot and not by any modes of transport,” said Jalli.
The Deputy Commissioner appealed to the senior citizens and people from all walks of life, including daily wage earners to cooperate with the administration during the lock down period. “We are here to take care of everything, including the doctors and health workers who are working day in and day out to protect the lives of people by putting their own lives at peril. Don’t panic, stay indoors and be healthy. Pray at home as it is not at all conducive to go outside to offer prayers at temple, mosque, church and other religious places,” said Jalli.
Jalli said that the government would find ways and means to help the daily wage earners and construction workers during the lock down period. In pursuance of Government of Assam’s order, the district administration will not allow more than three persons in any place of worship to prevent congregations during the lock down period.