JORHAT, April 10 - The Majuli district administration has decided to distribute 40,000 masks for school students of the Brahmaputra island as part of measures undertaken to prevent an outbreak of COVID-19.
A district administration official told The Assam Tribune that Deputy Commissioner Bikram Kairi on Thursday reviewed the situation during the ongoing lockdown, as the chairman of the District Disaster Management Authority at the DC�s office. He directed officials of the Handloom and Textile Directorate to place an order for masks by self-help groups operating under the Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission on the river island. He asked officials to get 40,000 masks made for distribution among school children.
The Deputy Commissioner directed the Education department to launch online classes for school students, the official said.
Kairi reviewed the measures taken by the Health department against the spread of coronavirus and other measures initiated for the benefit of the public during the lockdown.
The Deputy Commissioner asked all departments and the DDMA to gear up for the ensuing rainy season and be ready to tackle floods.
Donations continue to pour in: The Lions Club of Jorhat Greater on Thursday donated Rs 51,000 to the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner COVID-19 Relief Fund, while the Greater Jorhat Lions Blood Bank Trust donated Rs 51,000 to Assam Arogya Nidhi to fight the novel coronavirus. Delegations of both the organisations handed over cheques in this regard to Jorhat Deputy Commissioner Roshni A Korati at the Deputy Commissioner�s office.
Meanwhile, RK Goyal, managing partner of Anamika Motors, donated Rs 51,000 to the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner COVID-19 Relief Fund and Rs 1 lakh to Assam Arogya Nidhi.
Rashtrabhasa Vidhyalaya, Jorhat, too donated Rs 51,000 to the Jorhat Deputy Commissioner COVID-19 Relief Fund and another Rs 51,000 to Assam Arogya Nidhi.
District Magistrate�s order: Jorhat District Magistrate Roshni A Korati by an order passed on Thursday stated that in view of the threat of an outbreak of novel coronavirus, wearing of masks, handwashing, and sanitisation has been made compulsory for all people and employees who come out of their residences for essential work or delivery of essential goods and services.