Govt takes utmost care to prevent spike in COVID cases: Metbah Lyngdoh

SHILLONG:  Meghalaya Legislative Assembly Speaker Metbah Lyngdoh today said as per the presentation made in the review meeting of Friday the state government is making utmost care to prevent spike of COVID19 positive cases.

Speaking to reporters on Friday after the review meeting, he said that there was exchange of ideas that would help the government machinery to act on it and ensure that sense of security and safety is instilled in the mind of the people

Leader of Opposition and Congress leader Mukul Sangma said that the discussion was to know the action of the government in dealing with COVID-19 and the government made an exhaustive presentation on the measures being taken.

“The idea is that as we confront the challenge of pandemic, how we can minimize the number of casualty, how we cannot just mitigate but also ensure that we prevent further spike in cases in the days ahead keeping in mind the clinical surprises that we would be confronting”, he said.

There is need for the community to actively participate in the whole process, besides the measures taken by the government. He said that certain areas of concerns were shared and a need for course correction was discussed.

“Overcrowding in the banks, government offices in the district or block level and there is hardly any social distancing — those are few things that need to be corrected in the government premises”, Sangma said.

Stating that the virus will not rest despite the rising number of cases, he said that the government machinery should be prepared and should be capable of preventing further surge and minimize the number of casualty.

 

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