LG asks for alert to avoid 3rd wave; says next 100 days are crucial

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Srinagar: Lieutenant Governor, Manoj Sinha on Friday chaired the weekly meetings with members of Covid Task Force, Deputy Commissioners, and SsPs on present Covid scenario in the UT.

“Next 100 days are crucial as per the experts’ report. We need to be alert, vigilant and must adhere to Covid protocols to prevent the third wave”, he observed.

Emphasizing on reaching out to the maximum population to make them aware about the Covid related SoPs, the Lt Governor directed the Health and Information departments to come up with a comprehensive district-level plan for conducting IEC campaigns. Divisional Commissioners will monitor the implementation of awareness activities in their respective divisions, he added.

He further asked the DCs and SsPs to rope in religious leaders and community heads for spreading awareness regarding adherence of Covid Appropriate Behaviour, besides making informative announcements from religious places to create a sense of responsibility on the part of the general public to follow covid protocols and control the spread of the infection.

The Lt Governor laid special emphasis on mobilizing the joint teams for effective enforcement on the ground and taking long-term solutions to mitigate the spread of Corona virus. Directions were passed to the DCs, SsP to ensure that no congregation takes place with more than 25 people.

On being informed that as many as 5,62,000 vaccine doses are available with J&K, the Lt Governor observed that availability of vaccines in such large numbers will go a long way in complementing the government’s efforts to achieve the set target of covering 60% of our population by this month.

Dedicated focus must be given on timely inoculation of 2nd dose, besides ensuring 100% coverage of the 18-44 age group with the first dose, the Lt Governor told the officials.