Meghalaya Government today has issued advisory on the second wave of COVID-19 virus

Shillong, April 13: In view of the sharp spike in Coronavirus cases owning to the new variants and mutation of the SARS.cOV.2 Vis there has heen an unprecedented increased in the number of COVID-19 cases across the world. Meghalaya has also witnessed sudden increase in the number of COVID-19 cases since past two weeks.

This calls tor an urgent attention on the part of every single person to take steps to contain the spread of this highly infectious COVID-19 virus. In view of this, the Sordars, Rangbah Shnong, Dolois, Nokmas, Locality and Village Headmen are requested to activate the Community COVID-19 management Committee and behavioural change management Committees (BCMCS) formed during the last year.

It is to be ensured that frequent meetings are to held by these committees at the community level. Each committee is to chart an action plan to manage the spread of the second wave of the pandemic. The CCMC and BCMC meetings areto focus on two key messages tor community sensitization.

The importance of vaccination as the first ine of protection is to be stressed upon. Messages are to be spread to sensitise people at community and local levels about the importance of fatality

It is critical at this point of time to not be complacent and follow COVID appropriate behaviour which includes  wearing a mask all the time in public place and maintaining respiratory etiquette, practicing hand hygiene by frequently sanitizing and washing hands and maintaining social distancing in public spaces.

The general public is hereby requested to be responsible and adhere to the behavioural change management protocols while upholding COVID-19  appropriate behaviour. This  can happen when every person treats themselves as an asymptomatic carrier of the COVID-19 virus and follows the three recommended health practices laid down by the State Health Department.

As a State have perform well, so far in tackling the first wave of COVID-19 pandemic situation and this has been made possible throught the  active support of each and every person- the community in general and each and every person in particular who have, time and again, adhered to the health advisories issued from time to time.

It is time now to again work together to contain this highly infectious variant of the COVID-19 virus and not become complacent. Few simple and responsible actions by everyone will go a long way in saving many lives said Mr. Sampath Kumar, IAS                   Commissioner and Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya Health & Family Welfare Department.


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