Govt to create awareness on bird-flu

Shillong: The Meghalaya government on Sunday turned to churches and market places to create awareness and dispel rumours about the spread of bird-flu in Williamnagar town of East Garo Hills district, officials said.

“Since the district has a vast majority of Christian population, churches are the most viable means of communication,” a senior district administrator said.

The government has hired communication experts to dispel rumours and dispatched teams to contain the virus.

“Communication experts of the district have been informed and 15 teams have been dispatched with materials to help contain the virus,” District deputy commissioner Pravin Bakshi said. (PTI)

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