NILAMBAZAR, April 8 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today visited Karimganj district and reviewed the preparedness to fight novel coronavirus.
The CM also visited the Karimganj Civil Hospital, which has now been converted into Covid-19 treatment centre. The Chief Minister inspected the isolation wards and quarantine facilities arranged by the district administration.
Addressing mediapersons at the premises of DC Office, Karimganj, immediately after reviewing the situation, the Chief Minister appealed to the people to maintain social distancing in a bid to prevent spread of coronavirus. �As there is no vaccine and other medicines available in the market, we have to strictly follow the lockdown and social distancing to overcome the problem,� the Chief Minister said. In this context, he appealed to the people to abide by the lockdown. �To fight against the coronavirus, our Prime Minister announced a 21-day lockdown and we should respect his call by way of remaining indoors,� Sonowal said, adding that the people who come from outside should report voluntarily to their respective administrations to prevent spread of virus.
During his visit, the Chief Minister held a meeting with the senior government officials, which was also attended by Deputy Commissioner of Karimganj, MP Ambumuthan, State Forest Minister Parimol Suklabaidya, MP Silchar Rajdeep Roy, MLA of Ratabari constituency, Bijoy Malakar, MLA, Patherkandi, Krishnendu Paul, MLA North Karimganj, Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha, MLA of South Karimganj, Aziz Khan and Superintendent of Police, Kumar Sanjoy Krishna were present.
It may be mentioned here that as per report of the district administration, 26 persons have been released from quarantine centre after they tested negative for COVID-19. Now, at least 2,332 persons are under home quarantine and 26 persons in isolation wards in the different hospitals of Karimganj.