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Dimapur, April 3: Opposition leader TR Zeliang has appealed to the people of Nagaland to co-operate with the Government in the fight against COVID-19.
“Whether one likes it or not; if we fail to contain this deadly pandemic at the end of the day, sicknesses and death may not spare any one of us irrespective of political party affiliation, race, creed, religion or social strata,” he said in a message.
Stating that Nagaland has reported zero COVID-19 cases so far, Zeliang, however, said we cannot forget that we are still directly connected to two affected neighbouring States – Assam and Manipur and even shares a 215 kms international border with Myanmar. “We simply cannot afford to become complacent. We must be alert even as we utilize the available time at hand to prepare ourselves and to remain a zero COVID-19 State even in the days to come.”
He also asserted the paramount need for the State Government to come up with prudent and pragmatic measures to handle COVID-19 instances in case of an outbreak in any District of the State. “Equally important is the necessity for the Government to frame immediate policies to secure the lives of front-line workers like Health professionals, Police and Home-Guard personnel, Magistrates and Government Officials on duty etc. who are bound to directly deal with affected or suspected people in Quarantine Centres, Hospital and Health Centres.”
Commending that in the against COVID-19, there are several individuals and groups across the country who are contributing generously towards the Prime Minister’s Citizen Assistance and Relief in Emergency Situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) and also towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund (CMRF) in the State, Zeliang said not everyone can contribute in monetary terms – however, everyone can contribute in saving the society by staying at home.
“Therefore, choose to stay at home if you love yourself and your people,” he appealed. (Page News Service)