by NEWSNER , 2021-04-08 11:44:56
With a second wave of COVID-19 gripping the country, the Meghalaya Government has recreated the individual behaviour change management protocol besides re-activating the behaviour change management committees, while requesting citizens to strictly adhere to SOPs and protocols.
Commissioner and Secretary of, Health Department, Sampath Kumar said on Wednesday that the state has 108 active COVID patients most of whom are returnees from high-risk zones.
The government has stepped up entry protocols and returnees from 11 states, which are reporting an outsized number of cases, are being asked to supply RTPCR negative certificate before entering the state, Kumar said, adding that the govt is getting to extend the protocol to returnees from all other states.
Asking people to stick to all or any of the SOPs and protocols, he said that the govt has decided to accelerate the vaccination drive, especially for those people that are vulnerable to COVID-19.
The government is additionally getting to specialise in the 2 urban pockets of the state — Shillong and Tura — which have reported the utmost number of active cases.
On Wednesday, a complete of 1,155 doses were administered within the state. 33,021 frontline workers have received the primary dose while 19,504 have received the second dose. 37,197 citizens are given the primary dose while 1,775 have received the second dose. So far, 36,704 persons are administered both doses of vaccine within the state.
Penalty for ‘Covidiots’:
The Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills, Isawanda Laloo, on Wednesday, warned the general public that a penalty is going to be imposed on those not wearing masks, especially in commercial areas.
The DC has directed all vendors, shopkeepers and therefore the general public to wear masks in the least time and avoid gathering during a cluster near the areas.
“People are advised to frequently wash their hands with soap and water or use hand sanitisers. Several customers inside the shop should be kept at a minimum,” the DC said within the advisory.
“As the amount of positive cases has gone up altogether states across the country within the last few weeks, and as some states have even imposed a lockdown, all citizens are requested to strictly adhere to all or any the specified protocols to stop a rise within the number of cases in Shillong and therefore the state as an entire,” the advisory stated.