NILAMBAZAR, March 29 - State Forest, Excise and Fisheries Minister Parimal Suklabaidya, who is incharge of Karimganj and Hailakandi districts in regard to arrangements made to fight the dreaded Covid-19 pandemic, reviewed the post-lockdown situation on Saturday with civil administration and police officials at the conference hall of the Karimganj Deputy Commissioner.
Suklabaidya also took stock of other preventive measures taken against the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
Speaking to mediapersons, Suklabaidya said he had a discussion with the district administration and police officials on the enforcement of lockdown across the district.
He claimed to have asked the administration to take strong steps against any violation, but also ensure that people involved in emergency and essential services were allowed to do their job. Retailers were allowed to open their shops from 7 am of Saturday until further order.
Suklabaidya said he was briefed about the measures undertaken by the administration for distribution of vegetables during the lockdown period as directed by the state government.
He appealed to the people to cooperate with the administration by adhering to various restrictions put in place during the lockdown period.
He also reviewed steps taken to ensure that those people returning home from outside the state in recent times, and who were issued isolation notices, were following the guidelines mentioned.
Suklabaidya said the Karimganj district administration has taken all necessary measures to treat an possible Covid-19 case.
He said the administration was coordinating with the tea garden managements for implementing all the necessary measures, including sanitation and hygiene during the lockdown period.
The Minister informed that steps were taken for smooth supply of essential commodities. MLA Kamalakhya Dey Purkayastha, Karimganj Deputy Commissioner MP Ambumuthan, SP Kumar Sanjoy Krishna, ADC Ruth Liyenthang were among the senior officials present in the meeting chaired by Suklabaidya.