Sanitization exercise led by Sonowal in Guwahati

Guwahati, April 2 : As a part of sequel of measures that the state government has been taking to ensure cleanliness and contain and control the outbreak of COVID-19 in the state, Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal on Thursday led a sanitization exercise and himself sprayed the sanitization in Fancy Bazar near old jail area in Guwahati.

The sanitization work undertaken by Guwahati Municipal Corporation with the help of its fire and emergency services, sanitized the areas as a preventive measures to contain the spread of novel corona virus.

Minister for Guwahati Development Department Siddharthya Bhattacharya was also present during the sanitization exercise. It may be noted that GMC has been spearheading the sanitization programme to sanitize several routes and areas in and around Guwahati.

Sonowal said that COVID 19 pandemic is a global health hazards which should be contained and controlled with unified and coordinated efforts.

“As the sanitizers are believed to be effective to kill the disease causing virus along with health hygiene, government has given emphasis on societal hygiene and therefore, GMC has launched this sanitization programme throughout city,” Sonowal said.

He also said that since social distancing and avoidance of any social gathering occupied the ‘standard protocol’ designed world-wide to contain and control the virus infection, people should adhere to lockdown completely given throughout the country for 21 days.

In view of several patients found positive of COVID-19 in Assam, the State health department is fully prepared to provide the right kind of treatment to all infected persons with adequate quarantine facility, ICU, Ventilators etc.

16 people have been tested COVID-19 positive in the state so far.